The purpose of this monthly report is to track U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sales and EV charging station installation trends and growth. Level-1, Level-2, and DC-Fast charging stations are tracked in the report for the U.S. overall, by state, ownership type, charging network, and by facility type.


Analysis and data for this report is done by Zpryme using the U.S. Department of Energy and Argonne National Lab (ANL) EV data set and the U.S. Alternative Fuel Data Center electric vehicle charging station data set. Zpryme monthly tracking for U.S. EV sales started in January of 2021 and monthly tracking for EV charging stations started in May of 2021.

U.S. EV Sales

  • For May 2021, EV sales reached 53,779, which represents a 19.2% increase from April. On an annual basis, according to data from ANL, this represents a 329% increase compared to May 2020 EV sales (12,536).
  • In May, PEVs accounted for 3.4% of all light-duty vehicle (LDV) sales.
  • Through May 2021, cumulative EV sales totaled 204,012 and overall EVs sold since 2010 increased by 2.9%, to 1.92 million. Year to date, 2021 total EV sales are up by 119% vs 2020.
  • Through May, Tesla models have accounted for over a half (54%) of EV sales in 2021.
  • In May, BEVs accounted for 70.6% of all PEVs sold (29.4% for PHEVs).

EV Charging Stations

  • In May 2021, a total of 609 charging stations and 1,736 charging outlets were added in the U.S. The large majority (439) of the charging stations added were done by ChargePoint. California, Massachusetts, and New York added the most charging stations in May, with 170, 80 and 59, respectively.
  • Through May 2021, the U.S. had 46,104 EV charging stations and 117,674 charging outlets.
  • Through May, there were a total of 18,1385 DC-fast charging outlets, 96,110 level-2 outlets, and 3,299 level-1 outlets available.
  • California (13,839), New York (2,685), and Florida (2,415), Texas (2,158), and Massachusetts (1,809) were the top 5 states with EV charging stations.
  • Chargepoint and Tesla were the top two charging networks with 24,505 and 5,464 stations on their respective networks.
  • The large majority of stations were privately owned (81.4%).
  • The charging stations were most frequently installed at hotels (18.0%), car dealerships (17.2%), office buildings (6.5%), and federal government (5.6%) facilities.



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