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Hybrid-Electric, Plug-in Hybrid-Electric and Electric Vehicle Sales

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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. 

Hybrid vehicle sales began in 1999 and plug-in electric vehicle sales began in 2010. Hybrids captured 3.2% of the light vehicle market in 2013 but were at 2% in 2019. Plug-in hybrids and all-electrics combined accounted for 2.1% of the light vehicle market in 2019.

Current version of this table is not comparable with versions before 2018 because of changes in data source.


KEY: Z = a value of zero, or value too small to report.


U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Vehicle Technologies Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Transportation Energy Data Book, Edition 38.1, table 6.2, available at as of May 5, 2020.