Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Cars

Over 500,000 Electric Cars In California!

In November of this year, the number of electric cars sold in California reached over 512,000, according to Veloz, a non-profit organization that is working to support the transition to electric vehicles. Josh Boone, Executive Director of Veloz, answered some questions about the EV growth trend in California for CleanTechnica.

In November of this year, the number of electric cars sold in California reached over 512,000, according to Veloz, a non-profit organization that is working to support the transition to electric vehicles. The organization’s board members are from companies like BMW, Lyft, and Uber, utilities like San Diego Gas and Electric, and non-profits like the Sierra Club and the World Resources Institute. Josh Boone, Executive Director of Veloz, answered some questions about the EV growth trend in California for CleanTechnica.

Are most of the EVs in CA Teslas?

About 30% of electric cars sold in California since 2010 are Tesla models. More recently, Tesla sales are closer to 50% of all-electric car sales in California. Veloz’s monthly sales dashboard shows total sales of electric cars in the state for November hit 512,717, up 30% from the month before and 164% from a year ago. Overall, this year has seen exponential growth in electric car sales.

How many EVs do you expect to be sold in CA in 2019? And by 2020?

If electric car sales continue at an average of 20,000 per month in California, we’ll reach 1 million sales in a little more than 2 years’ time. See Veloz’s 2018 monthly tracker.

Where are most of the EVs in CA being purchased?

Metropolitan areas of California are where the most electric car sales take place, topped by the Bay Area, Los Angeles region, and San Diego.

The number of EV chargers will need to grow in parallel with the increase in EV sales. Is that happening?

California has the most robust electric car charging system in the US, and the most hydrogen refueling stations. The State of California is committed to increasing charging stations and hydrogen refueling infrastructure, and investor-owned utilities are poised to expand the network further. With EVgo’s and Electrify America’s investment in California, we are optimistic that refueling electric cars will continue to be convenient and affordable as the market grows.

Is it likely that Tesla will continue to dominate CA EV sales, or are there going to be more competitors entering the market?

New makes and models are on the horizon in the next decade that will fit the different lifestyles of the public. The California Air Resources Board’s Midterm Review states that 70 new models are coming to market by 2021.

How long might it be until CA reaches 50% EVs on the roads?

Electric car sales in California are outpacing all other states in the nation, but the market is not growing fast enough. Over the summer, we’ve seen electric car sales in California increase significantly, primarily due to Tesla Model 3 deliveries. While I feel we are at a tipping point, public awareness and consideration for the technology is still nascent. That is why Veloz exists – to inspire, educate and empower Californian’s to go electric. And that is why Veloz launched the public awareness campaign “Electric For All” to educate and inspire Californians to drive electric. As the electric car market grows and more models become available, we expect to see the market snowball toward full electrification by 2050, with a near-term goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

Images by Kyle Field for CleanTechnica


Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Written By

Hello, I have been writing online for some time, and enjoy the outdoors. If you like, you can follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JakeRsol

Comments

#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.

 

Support our work today!

Advertisement

Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports

Advertisement

EV Sales Charts, Graphs, & Stats

Advertisement

Our Electric Car Driver Report

30 Electric Car Benefits

Tesla Model 3 Video

Renewable Energy 101 In Depth

solar power facts

Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like

Batteries

Originally published on RMI.org. By Madeline Tyson President Biden’s infrastructure plan (The American Jobs Plan) aligns recovery stimulus and climate action. This is smart: experts conclude that the green stimulus delivers high returns...

Cars

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Simon Mui  With transportation now the largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S., the state that...

Clean Transport

Another $200 million is going from Electrify America’s bank account into California in the next 30 months to expand EV charging infrastructure and EV...

Cars

There are reports that Tesla has already sold out of vehicles for the second quarter of 2021. According to the reports, Tesla informed its...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.