Residents of California, New York, Washington, and Florida either hate paying for gas or are greener than the rest of the United States. These states, according to Navigant Research, will lead the way in of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the United States by 2022.
The real story of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the United States and Canada can be found in the cities and utility service territories where the vehicles will be located, according to Navigant. By 2022, Hawaii is expected to have the highest concentration of annual PEV sales (in terms of percentage of overall vehicle sales in the state), followed by California and Oregon. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City are anticipated to have the largest sales of PEVs through the forecast period.
In Canada, the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia will account for 97% of Canadian PEV sales by 2022 (they also account for 75% of the Canadian population). The cities of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver will lead Canadian PEV sales. Navigant Research forecasts PEVs will reach 416,153 annual sales in the United States and 230,479 in Canada by 2022.
These forecasts were created by analyzing OEM vehicle rollout schedules, population and demographic trends in comparison to early PEV and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) owner demographic profiles, and attitudes toward electric vehicles. Additional information is available at http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/electric-vehicle-geographic-forecasts.