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Table 1-19: Gasoline Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sales: 1999–2015

Friday, April 14, 2017

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  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Hybrid electric 17 9,350 20,282 36,035 47,600 84,199 209,711 252,636 352,274 312,386 290,271 274,210 268,807 434,344 495,534 443,823 384,404
Plug-in hybrid-electric U U U U U U U U U U U U 7,981 38,586 49,008 55,357 42,825
Electric U U U U U U U U U U U U 9,750 14,648 47,694 63,416 71,044

KEY: U = data are not available.


Includes the new sales of light duty gasoline vehicles including hybrid-electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEV), and electric vehicles (EV). Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles include plug-in hybrid and extended range EVs but do not include neighborhood electric vehicles, low speed electric vehicles, or two-wheeled electric vehicles. A hybrid electric vehicle is a vehicle powered by a combination of battery-electric motor(s) and an internal combustion engine.

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs- including all-electric vehicles and electric vehicles with a gasoline-assist engine) grew rapidly in 2011 to 2014 due to technology improvements, cost reduction, increase in model choice, increase in charging infrastructure, and economic recovery. Sales decreased slightly in 2015 due to low gasoline prices.


Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Alternative Fuels Data Center, as of Mar. 30, 2017.