California has 37% of the nation's electric cars
Based on data released by the U.S. Power and Energy Information Content Agency, California has essentially led other U.S. states in the total number of electric vehicles and electric vehicle battery charging places since 2016 to date. By the end of 2022, California will account for 37% of the light-form electric vehicles and 27% of the electric vehicle battery charging sites applying for registration in the United States.
EV battery charging site data includes individual and public connection stations with Legacy, Level 1, Level 2, and DC fast charging ports, but this information does not include EV charging heads in single-family homes.
In 2022, the number of registered electric vehicles in the U.S. is six times greater than in 2016, from 511,600 to 3.1 million, and the total number of U.S. battery charging locations essentially quadruples, from 19,178 to 55,015. During the same period, the total number of registered electric vehicles in California more than tripled, from 247,400 to 1.1 million units, and the total number of battery charging addresses tripled, from 5,486 to 14,822.
In recent years, California's market share of EV registrations in the U.S. has declined significantly as EVs have grown in popularity across the U.S. In 2016, California had about 48 percent of all light-format EVs in the U.S., which is 12 times more than New Hampshire, the state with the second-most EVs, and in 2022, California will have about 37 percent of all light-format EVs in the U.S., which is six times more than Florida, the second-most EV state, and the second-largest state in the world. in the U.S. in 2022, about six times that of Florida, the state with the second most electric vehicles.
In recent years, California has slightly increased its market share of EV battery charging addresses in the U.S., in part due to the California Electric Vehicle Construction Program (CALeVIP), which has brought assets for assembling communal EV charging piles. in 2016, about 25 percent of all EV battery charging locations in the U.S. were located in California, which is more than four times as many as in the second-largest state, Virginia. in 2022, the California continues to have more than four times as many EV battery charging addresses as the second most numerous U.S. state, New York.
In 2022, the U.S. average of 55 EVs has one battery charging point. The US state of Ohio, which has the highest percentage of any state, has an average of 100 EVs with a battery charging point. California is next with an average of 75 EVs with one battery charging point.