Electric vehicles are the future of transportation. States like California and Massachusetts have announced that all new vehicles sold in both states will be electric by 2035. Automakers are also announcing aggressive EV mandates, including Volkswagen and General Motors, which will stop selling internal-combustion-engined vehicles by 2035.
According to IHS Markit, electric vehicles accounted for 1.8 percent of all new car registrations in 2020. While that number is expected to increase in 2021 and in the coming years, the United States has a long way to go in order to prepare for an all-electric future.
So which states are ahead of the curve when it comes to electric vehicle adoption? Here is a ranking of states by their share of electric cars:
|Ranking of States by EV Share - iSeeCars|
|Rank||State||National Share of Used EVs|
- California, which is a leader in the EV movement as the first state to announce a zero-emission vehicle mandate, has the highest share of EVs accounting for 25.1 percent of the country’s EVs.
- The top four states: California, Texas, Florida, and Washington account for more than half of the country’s EVs.
- Washington and Oregon, have a disproportionately high share of used EVs. Washington accounts for 2.2 percent of all used cars on the road and accounts for 5.2 percent of the country’s used EV share. Oregon accounts for 1.2 percent of all used cars on the road and accounts for 3.2 percent of the country’s used EV share.
- West Virginia joins Midwest and Rocky Mountain states as the states with the lowest share of used EVs.
If you’re interested in joining the electric vehicle revolution, be sure to check out our list of the Best Electric Cars.
iSeeCars.com analyzed over 4.2 million used car sales from January - March of 2021. The percentage share of EV sales within each state was calculated and used to rank all US states.
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