Electric vehicle sales (including plug-in hybrids) increased to 41% in 2022, making up 6.2% of all new vehicle sales compared to the 3.6% sales in the 1st half of 2021. It is a surprising increase as there was a reported sales drop in the 1st half of 2022.
California leads with 133,920 EV sales in the first half of the year, contributing 1/3 of the total national EV sales, followed by Florida with 33,006 sales in the Sunshine State, representing a 64% yearly increase. New York, Texas, and New Jersey also fulfilled the top five states for highest EV sales.
New York and Florida closely compete for the 2nd place as the former is only 1,000 EVs away from matching Florida’s total sales, while California remains difficult to overthrow.
Mitch Phillips, Urban Science’s global director of data, told Automotive News, “This uptick in Florida has led the entire Southeast region to be the fastest-growing region right now for customer popularity.”
Urban Science claimed that EV sales continuously increase as they become more widely available across the US. Furthermore, despite the significant increase in EV sales in the 1st half of 2022, Urban Science predicts the sales of new vehicles sold in 2022 will slightly drop compared to the sales in 2021.