Forty-eight plug-in electric vehicles were available in 2020. The number was four in 2011. The increasing trend was described in today’s Transportation Analysis Fact of The Week published by the Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office. The data comes from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Economy Information.
Plug-in electric vehicles counted include all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Each model was only counted once, and multiple configurations of the same model were not included.
The larger variety of vehicles reflects OEMs’ efforts to diversify their portfolio, and each year marks a significant step towards accelerating adoption of EVs.