New U.S. light-duty vehicle sales declined sharply in 2020 but all-electric vehicle (EV) sales continued to rise from the previous year. Although EV sales are a small percentage of overall new light-duty vehicle sales, they rose from 1.4% of all sales in 2019 to 1.7% in 2020. Hybrid vehicle sales also rose, while plug-in hybrid vehicle sales have declined from a peak (0.7% share of the market) in 2018. Conventional new light-duty vehicle sales declined to 12.7 million in 2020, down from 15.3 million in 2019.
Note: Includes cars and light trucks up to 10,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating.
Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 39, April 2021, Table 6.2.