California Plug-In Automobile Gross sales Set New File In Q2 2023: 25% Share

The State of California introduced that, throughout the second quarter of 2023, one in 4 new automobiles offered throughout the state had been zero-emissions* (ZEV), which is a big milestone and, after all, a brand new document.

In April, California celebrated cumulative gross sales of 1.5 million ZEV autos, two years sooner than anticipated, which signifies that electrification of the state is in full swing.

* light-duty Zero Emission Automobile (ZEVs) definition, consists of battery electrical autos (BEV), plug-in hybrid autos (PHEV) and hydrogen gas cell autos (FCEV or FCV). PHEVs are zero-emission solely within the all-electric driving mode.

California represents a couple of third (34 p.c) of all new plug-in automotive gross sales in america.


Let’s now check out the detailed information, offered by Veloz and the California Power Fee (CEC).

In Q2 2023, 125,939 new ZEVs (BEV, PHEV, FCEV) had been offered in California (up 59 p.c year-over-year), which is a brand new document and 25.4 p.c of the whole quantity.

For reference, the nationwide gross sales are estimated at 370,409 (additionally a large new document).

ZEV (BEV, PHEV, FCEV) automotive gross sales in Q2 2023:

  • California: 125,939 (up 59% year-over-year; 25.4% share)
    cumulative (since 2011): 1,623,211 (1,146,312 BEV, 460,602 PHEV, 16,297 FCEV)
  • US: 370,409
    cumulative (since 2011): 3,916,106 million

* the numbers may differ from different sources, just like the CNCDA (Q2 2023)


With 223,298 models offered within the first half of the yr, California is on observe for 450,000 this yr – probably greater than 500,000, assuming development of gross sales.


The share of ZEV automobiles out of the whole automotive gross sales in California is growing fairly linearly.


Let’s recall that California has set a aim to place 5 million ZEVs on the highway by 2030 and change to 100% zero-emission ZEV gross sales by 2035. Presently, it is at over 1.6 million (BEVs representing the bulk at over 1.1 million models).


Veloz’s dashboard exhibits additionally the variety of charging factors in California – near 88,000 (in comparison with 63 hydrogen gas stations).


In line with the California Power Fee’s information, the highest ZEVs in California in Q2 2023 had been two Tesla fashions, adopted by the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid.

Prime plug-in fashions in Q2 2023:

  1. Tesla Mannequin Y: 74,488
  2. Tesla Mannequin 3: 41,430
  3. Jeep Wrangler 4xe: 7,341
  4. Chevrolet Bolt EUV: 7,082
  5. Volkswagen ID.4: 5,902
  6. Ford Mustang Mach-E: 5,071
  7. Tesla Mannequin X: 4,899
  8. BMW i4: 4,598
  9. Mercedes-Benz EQS: 4,375
    (Sedan and SUV counted collectively, as we perceive)
  10. Chevrolet Bolt EV: 4,210

* the numbers may differ from different sources