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 have also announced aggressive EV mandates, including Volkswagen and General Motors, which will stop selling internal-combustion-engined vehicles by 2035.
According to Experian, electric vehicles accounted for 5.8 percent of all new car registrations in 2022, up from 3.1 percent in 2021. While that number is expected to increase in 2023 due to high gas prices, the emergence of many new electric vehicle models that entered the market, and increased inventory.
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|
- 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 with EVs accounting for 4.9 of the state’s total vehicle share
- The top five states for EV adoption are California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii.
- North Dakota, Wyoming, Mississippi, and West Virginia, which are all mountainous states, have the lowest share of EVs.
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iSeeCars.com analyzed over 10.2 million 1-5 year old used car sales sold in June 2022 – May 2023. The percentage share of EV sales within each state was calculated and used to rank all US states.