US Hybrid And PHEV Gross sales Development Fee Outpaced BEVs in 2021

US Hybrid And PHEV Gross sales Development Fee Outpaced BEVs in 2021


Whereas BEV purists like to say that the plug-in hybrid electrical automobile (PHEV is lifeless), in actual fact within the US the dual-powertrain EVs are alive and effectively — and like BEVs, are additionally seeing sturdy development in gross sales.

BEVs do in actual fact dominate in US EV gross sales (pushed largely by gross sales of the Tesla Mannequin Y and Mannequin 3), with full battery electrical fashions outselling PHEVs in 2021 by 2.7 to 1 (473,426 to 173,804), in response to knowledge from IHS Markit by way of the Auto Producers Alliance Superior Know-how Gross sales Dashboard. However whereas on a a lot smaller base, PHEV gross sales elevated YOY 156% to 89% for BEVs. And maybe even extra considerably, common hybrids additionally outpaced BEV gross sales development 95% to 89% — however impressively on a base quantity twice that of BEVs.

PHEV’s share of whole EV gross sales in 2021 elevated to 26.9% from 21.3% in 2020, whereas BEVs share of EV gross sales declined to 73.1% from 78.7%.


Whereas gross sales of BEVs (89%) and HEVs (95%) almost doubled in 2021, each various powertrains truly misplaced gross sales share to PHEVs — which noticed a gross sales share enhance of 4.4 share factors to declines for BEVs of 1.5 share factors and 1 share level for HEVs.

Alternative Powertrain Sales-2020 vs 2021-chart

And from 2011 by 2021, PHEVs have accounted for 34.7% of EVs bought within the US. Acknowledged one other method, almost 35 out of each electrical automobile bought within the final 11 years is a PHEV — and but the overwhelming majority of our private and non-private infrastructure {dollars} goes towards primarily supporting gross sales of BEVs and DC quick charging infrastructure.

Whereas 2021 noticed actually sturdy development from PHEVs, 2022 will seemingly see BEV gross sales outpacing PHEVs merely as a result of a lot greater variety of new BEVs turning into out there within the US in 2022. Present EVAdoption estimates have 22 new mainstream BEVs turning into out there within the US in 2022, versus solely 4 mainstream PHEVs. One of many keys to PHEV development will probably be what number of PHEVs Toyota brings to the US.


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December 2022