New Excessive: 16% EV Adoption in California in 2022


California has surpassed yet one more milestone on its option to mainstream electrical car adoption. And whereas Tesla stays the pioneer within the sector and the first contributor to mainstream EV adoption, rising competitors can also be pushing extra shoppers to purchase electrical.

EV gross sales made up 16 p.c of latest car gross sales in California in 2022, with a complete of 292,496 battery-electric automobiles hitting the state’s roads, based on knowledge from the California Power Fee (CEC). Moreover, there have been 50,748 plug-in hybrids and a pair of,574 fuel-cell automobiles offered through the yr.

Tesla Mannequin Y in California. Picture courtesy of Kyle Subject | CleanTechnica

The yr additionally marked a decline for Tesla’s EV market share, dropping from 78 p.c in Q1. This means rising competitors from different automakers because the trade shifts towards EVs. Regardless of stoking considerations of market share decline from some shareholders, nonetheless, the bigger image of mass EV adoption is one thing Tesla itself has vouched for — and one thing it has precipitated by its disruption of the auto trade.

Nonetheless, Tesla retained its dominant market share in California’s rising EV sector final yr by a large margin, promoting a complete of 212,586 automobiles. This determine represented 73 p.c market share of all EVs offered in California in 2022, with the Mannequin 3 main the pack.

In California final yr, Tesla offered 94,683 Mannequin 3 models, 93,872 Mannequin Y models, 13,319 Mannequin X models, and 10,712 Mannequin S models.

Following Tesla, no prime EV sellers surpassed 10,000 models within the state. Although, notable automobiles included, so as of gross sales figures, the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV (4,001 and eight,709, respectively), the Ford Mustang Mach-E (9,860), and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (7,519).

The information additionally comes as an essential milestone in California’s fuel automobile gross sales ban, set to use to all new automobiles offered by 2035. Different states and authorities entities like New York, Washington, Colorado, New Jersey, and even Canada have expressed hopes to observe California’s lead on the initiative, proposing comparable bans on fuel gross sales by 2035.

California first surpassed 15 p.c EV gross sales within the bigger market round mid-2022, simply months earlier than formally approving its plan to ban new fuel automobile gross sales by 2035. To take action, the state plans to regularly section out the sale of fuel automobiles over the subsequent dozen years. To succeed in its purpose of 100% EV gross sales on new automobiles by 2035, California EV gross sales might want to attain 35 p.c by 2026, 51 p.c by 2028, and 68 p.c by 2030, based on the plan.

Within the subsequent three years, then, we are able to count on EV gross sales to leap by nearly 20 p.c from their present ranges in California — suggesting that much more Teslas and different EVs could also be hitting the street quickly.

Initially posted on EVANNEX. Written by Peter McGuthrie


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