Most Plug-In Electric Cars Sold In US Come From US, Germany, Japan and Korea
Year 2015 is moving through second quarter so it’s time to refresh our exclusive list of percentage of U.S./Canadian equipment (parts) content, based on NHTSA data in American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA) for different model years.
Not all models are included and not all data is available, although 2015 brings us a clearer view that plug-in electric cars production is becoming more and more diverse.
In 2015, Germany for good joins the list and Korea is increasing its presence. Japan seems to be quieter, but we must remember that the nation still produces batteries for Tesla. Sadly, battery origin is not included in the AALA data.
US/Canada content is highest in cars like Tesla Model S, Cadillac ELR, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan LEAF and Ford C-Max Energi – typically between 40-50%. Batteries typically come from Japan and Korea, but in some cases from the US (LG Chem).