Summary

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.

Source

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 July of 2021.

U.S. EV Sales

  • For August 2021, EV sales reached 43,721, which represents a 16.1% decrease over July 2021. On an annual basis, according to data from ANL, this represents an 83.9% increase compared to August 2020 EV sales (23,774).
  • In August, PEVs accounted for 4.0% of all light-duty vehicle (LDV) sales. This figure is up 1.3 percentage points from January of 2021 (2.7%).
  • Through August 2021, cumulative EV sales totaled 349,468 and overall EVs sold since 2010 increased by 2.2%, to 2.06 million. Year to date, 2021 total EV sales are up by 110% vs 2020.
  • Through August, Tesla models have accounted for over a half (58.7%) of EV sales in 2021.
  • In August, BEVs accounted for 65.1% of all PEVs sold (34.9% for PHEVs).

EV Charging Stations

  • In August 2021, a total of 556 charging stations and 1,871 charging outlets were added in the U.S. The large majority (329) of the charging stations added were done by ChargePoint. California (120), New York (87), Massachusetts (53), Florida (39), and Washington (33) added the most charging stations in August.
  • Through August 2021, the U.S. had 47,554 EV charging stations and 122,131 charging outlets.
  • Through August, there were a total of 19,912 DC-fast charging outlets, 99,016 level-2 outlets, and 3,203 level-1 outlets available.
  • California (13,998), New York (2,836), and Florida (2,517, Texas (2,209), and Massachusetts (1,942) were the top 5 states with EV charging stations.
  • Chargepoint and Tesla were the top two charging networks with 25,504 and 5,554 stations on their respective networks.
  • The large majority of stations were privately owned (81.4%).
  • The charging stations were most frequently installed at hotels (17.7%), car dealerships (16.7%), office buildings (6.4%), and federal government (5.5%) facilities.

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