At surfky, we’re big supporters of cleantech and all viable initiatives that help the world move to renewable forms of energy consumption. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of our Electric Car Sales Index, which shows the total yearly sales of electric vehicles in the United States by state. We use credible sources, like the U.S Department of Transportation (USDT) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), to provide the most accurate statistics about the growth of the electric car market.

Using this database, you can learn about the electric vehicle sales in each of the 50 states, as well as other key statistics, such as the number of charging stations across each state. Additionally, you can track the changes in market share for every state, which can help you identify potential shifts in the market as well as the effectiveness of state-level incentives in impacting the industry. 

Here are some of the statistics and general information that you might find interesting.  

Electric Vehicle Sales Have Consistently Grown Across the Nation

Since 2016, 661,674 electric vehicles have been sold in the United States. In 2020, the states with the highest sales were California (146,951), New York (15,086), and Florida (13,125). Additionally, the three states that had the biggest growth in a two-year span were Oklahoma (920.15%), South Dakota (264.86%), and Mississippi (230%). Although electric vehicle sales have grown in the past few years, this segment of the auto industry remains small. In 2018, electric vehicle sales only made up less than 2% of vehicle sales in the United States.  

Californians Are Buying the Most Electric Vehicles

At 322,169 units, the state of California made up a little less than half of electric vehicle purchases in the United States from 2016 to 2018. Since then, the state’s statistics have continued to grow. In 2019, total new sales of electric vehicles topped $114 billion, which was the highest of any state. This high number of electric vehicles may be partly due to California’s electric vehicle incentives, which include a potential $7,000 rebate for purchasing an all-electric or hybrid vehicle. To account for this large amount of electric vehicles, in 2019 it was reported that the state of California had 30,747 charging stations.

To check out our electric vehicle sales index, click here