Electrified Car Sales Have Increased Dramatically In The US
Looking at the bigger picture, President Biden is aiming to have the US power grid run on 100 percent clean energy by 2035. The report titled “Renewables on the Rise 2021: The rapid growth of renewables, electric vehicles and other building blocks of a clean energy future,” outlines six key areas that will enable this to happen: solar, wind, energy efficiency, battery storage, electric heat pumps, and, of course, electric cars.
According to the report, over 16,000 battery and plug-in hybrid electric cars were sold in the US by 2011. This increased a hundred-fold to nearly 1.7 million vehicles as of December 2020. By mid-2021, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle sales exceeded two million in the US. California, New York, and Florida had the largest cumulative electric vehicle sales in 2020 as well as the most public EV charging ports.