DOE: Sales of Plug-In EVs Reached Record High in 2016


According to data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), plug-in vehicle sales increased 40% in 2016 to approximately 160,000 units.

In 2011, the first full year of sales for mass-market plug-in vehicles in the U.S., nearly 18,000 plug-in vehicles were sold across the country.

Since then, sales of plug-in electric vehicles have grown nearly each year after, increasing nine-fold to a record high in 2016.

As reported by the DOE, full-electric vehicles outsold plug-in hybrid electric vehicles each of the past three years.

Chart courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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