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Consumers today have more vehicle choices than ever before with over 30 models of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). The ZEV market is still young, and there are many challenges to overcome before mass commercialization of these green cars is realized.
ZEV Sales Mandate
Ten states, California, Oregon, Connecticut, Oregon, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, all require automakers to sell increasing volumes of ZEVs, rising to 15 percent of new vehicle sales in 2025.
This requirement is challenging. Current ZEV sales volumes are around three percent in California and only a half of a percent in Northeast states.
Customers are ultimately in the driver’s seat and there are several critical factors that impact their decision to buy a ZEV: consumer incentives; fueling station availability; fueling costs; consumer awareness; climate; and geography. Addressing these challenges and assessing states’ progress toward the 2025 requirements is critical to meet the goal of the mandate.
Explore ZEV sales in the states by using the sort and filter features below. For nationwide sales data and progress towards the ZEV requirements, view our monthly market reports.