Number Of Plug-In Electric Models In U.S. Exceeded 40 In 2018

FEB 28 2019 BY MARK KANE 10

In 2019, several were dropped, but a few were added

According to the U.S. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, the number of plug-in electric cars available in the U.S. increased from two in 2010 to 41 in 2018. The model counts only names, not various versions of the same model. The other thing is that many models are available only in some states, instead nationwide.

This past year again the number of plug-in hybrids were higher than all-electric (27:14), but interestingly a majority of sales were BEVs. We don’t expect it to change, as there is high demand for more BEVs, especially the attractive long-range models.

See also our Compare EVs card here.

Note: Counts include only one record per model name. Some models have multiple configurations which were not counted separately.

Source: Fuel Economy Website, Power Search.


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And Tesla has 80% market share with just 3 of those 41 vehicles. More like 93% if measure by sales revenue.

That title should be updated:
“Number of Plug-In Electric Models in U.S. ZEV Stated Exceeded 40 in 2018”.

If you are not in a ZEV state you certainly will not find anywhere near 40 models for sale – may be lucky to find 10 models.

If you asked the average person in a non ZEV state how many EV models are available they would only know about the Nissan Leaf.

I drive Uber/Lyft part time in a Leaf in a a Non-ZEV state (Illinois). No one here has heard of the Leaf. More likely they know Tesla is a electric than a leaf.

Pretty soon, all cars will have a plug. Maybe it’s time to set some standard, like at least 50 miles electric range or just cut all that burn gas?

Yes, the chart shows number of PHEV models increasing sharply while number of BEVs is only slowly increasing. This will continue because it is a necessary stepping stone for legacy auto manufacturers to go through on their transition to BEVs. This is the only way to keep selling ICE powered vehicles for the next few years.

That’s because there’s not enough charging infrastructure. When chargers will be on any Walmart/Ralphs/CVS parking – it will be easier

In 5 years there won’t need to be two color bars in a graph like this.

RIP Volt

RIP i-MiEV, lil’ dote it was