Here is a chart, which shows where plug-in car sales growth is the highest in the U.S.

According to the U.S. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, the U.S. average growth rate for PEV per capita in the years 2016-2017 is 30.2%.

The highest growth of over 50% in relation to population was noted in three states:

  • Vermont  - 56.4%
  • Maryland - ≈54%
  • Massachusetts - ≈52%
  • Alaska - ≈50%
  • New Hampshire ≈50%

Georgia is the only state which noted a significant downturn. It's the result of ending the generous incentives, which previously made Georgia one of the top EV markets.

Growth Rate for PEV Registreations per Capita by State, 2016-2017 (Source:

Note: PEV includes both all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Sources: PEV registrations – Department of Energy analysis of IHS Automotive data.

Population: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population.


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