California accounted for 40% of U.S. zero-emission car gross sales in 2022

(Reuters) -About 19% of all automobiles offered in California final yr had been zero-emission automobiles (ZEVs), accounting for 40% of all ZEV gross sales together with hybrid automobiles in america, knowledge confirmed.

United States President Joe Biden has known as for 50% of all new car gross sales by 2030 to be EVs or plug-in hybrids (PHEV).

California Governor Gavin Newsom first introduced the plan in September 2020 to part out automobiles that run solely on gasoline by 2035, and the state final yr moved to require all new automobiles offered within the state by 2035 to be PHEV or totally electrical.

About 12% automobiles offered in California in 2021 had been ZEVs.

A database collated by California’s Vitality Fee confirmed on Friday that about 346,000 ZEVs had been offered in California in 2022, with Tesla Inc’s Mannequin 3 main the gross sales charts, as about 95,000 of the electrical car was offered within the area.

Austin, Texas-based Tesla’s Mannequin Y compact SUV got here a detailed second, with about 94,000 automobiles being offered within the state.

Californians purchased about 51,000 plug-in hybrid electrical automobiles final yr and about 80,000 electrical car chargers had been put in within the state in 2022.

About 286,000 battery-electric automobiles with a variety of 200 miles or extra had been offered in 2022.

(Reporting by Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Modifying by Maju Samuel)

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