ACT led electric vehicle sales per capita in 2022

ACT led electric vehicle sales per capita in 2022

Electric vehicle (EV) sales in Washington are expected to reach a new high in 2022, with per capita sales outpacing the national average. According to a recent analysis conducted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), state sales of EVs are projected to exceed the national sales rate by a substantial margin.

The ACEEE report, which was released in August, indicates that the projected growth in EV sales will be driven by a variety of factors, including generous incentives, state-level policies, and increased availability of charging infrastructure. Washington’s commitment to reducing emissions and expanding access to clean energy has been especially beneficial to the growth of the EV market.

The report predicts that, in 2022, Washington will have the highest per capita EV sales rate in the U.S. at 19.9 vehicles per 1,000 people. This figure is more than double the national average of 9.7 vehicles per 1,000 people. The report also projects that Washington will have the third-highest total EV sales in the nation, behind California and Texas.

To achieve this level of growth, Washington will need to continue to expand its EV infrastructure and offer incentives to both new and used car buyers. The state currently offers generous incentives, including a $2,500 tax credit for new EVs, as well as a $1,000 tax credit for used EVs. Additionally, the state has invested in the development of a robust charging infrastructure, with over 1,400 public and private charging stations.

The ACEEE report also highlighted the role of state-level policies in driving EV growth. In particular, the report noted Washington’s commitment to a zero-emissions vehicle mandate, which requires that 15% of all cars sold in the state must be EVs by 2025. This mandate, along with other incentives and policies, has helped to spur the growth of the EV market in Washington.

Overall, the ACEEE report indicates that Washington is well-positioned to become a leader in EV sales in 2022. With its generous incentives, robust charging infrastructure, and commitment to reducing emissions, the state is poised to exceed the national sales rate and achieve a new high in per capita EV sales.