Quality Verified | Updated March 24, 2023
Which States Have the Most EV Sales?

Across the country, states are educating consumers, offering financial incentives and installing public charging stations to encourage residents to switch to electric vehicles.

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by Alec Slatky

AAA Public & Government Affairs

States throughout the country are trying to encourage their residents to make the switch to EVs, whether by installing charging stations, offering financial incentives, or educating consumers. But the rate of adoption varies widely from state to state – including in the Northeast region. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation releases a quarterly report on electric vehicle adoption by state, looking at new registrations. Based on figures from 2022, 7.0% of new registrations were either plug-in hybrids or battery electric vehicles. up from 4.4% in 2021 and 2.3% in 2020. California leads the way by a large margin, with New Jersey and Massachusetts both in the top 10 and Connecticut right behind:
RANK
STATE
2022
2021
1
California
20.1%
13.0%
2
Washington, D.C.
13.8%
10.8%
3
Washington
12.9%
7.8%
4
Oregon
11.5%
7.6%
5
Nevada
10.2%
5.7%
6
Colorado
9.7%
6.2%
7
New Jersey
8.8%
5.2%
8
Hawaii
8.4%
7.7%
9
Massachusetts
8.2%
5.5%
10
Maryland
7.9%
5.1%
11
Connecticut
7.6%
5.2%
19
New York
5.5%
3.9%
21
Rhode Island
5.2%
3.7%
28
New Hampshire
3.8%
2.6%

AAA’s Recommendation: Whether you own an electric vehicle or a gas-powered car is up to you – and you should consider lots of factors in making that choice. No matter what type of vehicle you’re choosing, we recommend visiting a dealership, test driving one, and asking as many questions as possible to make an informed decision.