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U.S. Department of Energy

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions

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    • December 2018
      Source: U.S. Department of Energy
      Uploaded by: Olga Bikeeva
      Accessed On: 08 August, 2019
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      This data shows the number of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), broken down by model, sold in the United States between 1999 and 2015. HEV sales surged in 2005, by which point the federal government and many states offered tax incentives or rebates to purchasers of HEVs. The Toyota Prius has been the top-selling HEV model since its introduction in 2000 despite the fact that there are now nearly 60 models available. The sales decline between 2008 and 2011 is consistent with overall declines in vehicle sales during the Great Recession. The increase in 2012 can be attributed to economic recovery, increased gasoline prices, and new CAFE standards. The decline in 2014 and 2015 is largely attributable to low gasoline prices. For comparison, see Light-Duty Vehicles Sold in the U.S.
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    • May 2017
      Source: U.S. Department of Energy
      Uploaded by: Olga Bikeeva
      Accessed On: 09 June, 2017
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      Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) grew rapidly from 2011 to 2016 with a record high in 2016. Technology improvements, cost reduction, increasing model choice, maturing charging infrastructure, and economic recovery have continued to influence and support increased sales. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEVs - electric vehicles with an internal combustion engine assist) sales decreased slightly in 2015 due low gasoline prices; however, the growth experienced in 2016 is expected to continue into 2017. The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have been available on the market the longest and have the largest overall sales, and the Tesla Model S continues to be the best-selling plug-in electric vehicle (PEVs, including EVs and PHEVs) in the U.S. These three models accounted for over half of all PEV sales in 2015 and 2016.