Table 1-19: Gasoline Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sales: 1999–2015
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, www.afdc.energy.gov/data as of Mar. 30, 2017.