DOE Numbers Show 41 Different EV Models Available in 2018 in the US

According to a post by the Department of Energy this week, 41 different models of light-duty electric vehicles were available for purchase throughout the United States in 2018. These numbers reflect a combination of plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fully electric vehicles (EV). The number of models available for purchase has increased every year except for one in the past eight years. From 2017 to 2018 alone there were 17% more models available for purchase in the US. The graphic below starts in the year 2010 when there were only two models available for purchase, the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. PHEVs can be seen in blue and EVs in orange.



FOTW #1070, February 25, 2019: Forty-One Models of Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles Were Available in Model Year 2018

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