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Source: Washington State Department of Licensing

Note: BEV = Battery electric vehicles. PHEV = Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. ZEV = Zero Emission Electric vehicles.

Performance analysis

2022

Washington's electric vehicle registrations increase 31% from 2021

Washington was sixth in the nation in terms of electric vehicle market share in 2022 with EVs comprising 3.4% of all registered vehicles. There were 114,600 EV registrations in the state as of December 31, 2022, approximately a 31% increase from 87,685 in 2021 and a 167% increase from 42,878 registrations in 2018.

The total EV count in Washington for 2022 included 87,769 battery electric vehicles (BEVs). and 26,831 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Washington has a ratio of approximately three to one BEVs for every PHEV.

EV ownership increases across all counties

Washington counties have had a 31% increase in registered electric vehicles from 87,685 in 2021 to 114,600 in 2022. Kittitas and Snohomish counties had the largest increases in EVS from 2021 to 2022, with 43.0% (277 to 396) and 36.9% (9,292 to 12,720), respectively.

King County saw its total number of EVs increase 31.4% during this period, from 45,718 to 60,059.

2021

Washington sees approximately 39% increase in electric vehicle registrations in 2021

Washington state is second in the nation in terms of electric vehicle (EVs) market share, with more than 28 EVs per 1,000 registered vehicles. Washington state had 87,685 EV registrations as of December 31, 2021. This is roughly a 39% increase in EV registrations from 63,259 in 2020 and a 192% increase from 30,025 in 2017.

The total EV count in Washington for 2021 included 64,647 battery electric vehicles (BEVs). and 23,038 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Washington has maintained a ratio of approximately two BEVs for every PHEV since 2015

2020

Washington sees approximately 19% increase in electric vehicle registrations in 2020

Washington state is second in the nation in terms of electric vehicle (EV) market share, with more than 28 EVs per 1,000 registered vehicles. Washington state had 63,259 EV registrations as of December 31, 2020. This is approximately a 19% increase in EV registrations from 53,307 in 2019 and a 188% increase from 21,997 in 2016.

The total EV count in Washington includes 45,292 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and 17,967 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Washington has maintained a ratio of approximately two BEVs for every PHEV since 2015.

2019

State exceeds Results Washington goal of registering 50,000 electric vehicles

Washington state had 53,307 plug-in electric vehicle registrations (EVs) as of December 31, 2019, surpassing Gov. Jay Inslee's Results Washington goal of 50,000 registered EVs by 2020. This is a 24% increase in EV registrations from 42,878 in 2018 and a 222% increase from 16,579 in 2015. Washington state is second in the nation in terms of EV market share, with more than 26 EVs per 1,000 registered vehicles.

The total EV count in Washington includes 36,129 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and 17,178 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Washington has maintained a ratio of approximately two BEVs for every PHEV since 2015. For a county by county perspective, increased EV adoption is expected to help the state progress toward its goals of reducing greenhouse gases, protecting public health and the environment, and promoting economic growth.

2018

Plug-in electric vehicle registrations in state surge 42% from 2017 to 2018

Washington state had 42,542 plug-in electric vehicle registrations as of December 31, 2018. This is a 42% increase in PEV registrations from 30,025 in 2017 and a 443% increase from 7,831 in 2013. Washington state is third in the nation in terms of PEV market share, with more than nine PEVs per 1,000 registered vehicles.

The total PEV count includes 28,423 battery electric vehicles and 14,119 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. In Washington, the general split between BEVs and PHEVs is two to one, respectively

With 42,542 plug-in electric vehicles registered at the end of 2018, Washington is on target to meet Gov. Jay Inslee's Results Washington goal of 50,000 by 2020. Increased electric vehicle adoption is expected to help the state progress toward its goals to reduce greenhouse gases, protect public health and the environment and promote economic growth.

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