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 April of 2021.

U.S. EV Sales

  • For October 2021, EV sales reached 55,007, which represents a 25.1% increase over August 2021. On an annual basis, according to data from ANL, this represents an 45.9% increase compared to October 2020 EV sales (37,702).
  • In October, PEVs accounted for 5.3% of all light-duty vehicle (LDV) sales. This figure is up 2.6 percentage points from January of 2021 (2.7%).
  • Through October 2021, cumulative EV sales totaled 448,434 and overall EVs sold since 2010 increased by 2.6%, to 2.16 million. Year to date, 2021 total EV sales are up by 87.8% vs 2020.
  • Through October, Tesla models have accounted for over a half (59.5%) of EV sales in 2021.
  • In October, BEVs accounted for 68.2% of all PEVs sold (31.8% for PHEVs).

EV Charging Stations

  • In October 2021, a total of 760 charging stations and 1,678 charging outlets were added in the U.S. The large majority (449) of the charging stations added were done by ChargePoint. California (198), New York (44), Texas (52), Florida (39), and Washington (41) added the most charging stations in October.
  • Through October 2021, the U.S. had 48,775 EV charging stations and 125,078 charging outlets.
  • Through October, there were a total of 20,365 DC-fast charging outlets, 100,974 level-2 outlets, and 3,455 level-1 outlets available.
  • California (14,274), New York (2,889), and Florida (2,551, Texas (2,268), and Massachusetts (2,028) were the top 5 states with EV charging stations.
  • Chargepoint and Tesla were the top two charging networks with 26,260 and 5,606 stations on their respective networks.
  • The large majority of stations were privately owned (81.1%).
  • The charging stations were most frequently installed at hotels (17.4%), car dealerships (16.3%), office buildings (6.1%), and federal government (6.0%) facilities.



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