Electric Vehicle Sales Post Growth in Southeastern U.S.
Electric Vehicle Sales Post Growth in Southeastern U.S.

A new report from Urban Science shows, outside of California, sales of electric vehicles this year are growing fastest in Florida and the Southeastern United States.

Electric Vehicle Sales Post Growth in Southeastern U.S.
Electric Vehicle Sales Post Growth in Southeastern U.S.

While industry sales declined during the first and second quarters of 2022, U.S. electric vehicle sales continued to grow. Urban Science reports that U.S. electric vehicle sales increased 41% in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.

The overall share of electric vehicle sales also increased from 3.6% of all new vehicle sales in the United States in the first half of 2021 to 6.2% in the same period in 2022, a year-over-year increase of 72%.

According to Urban Science, two states are the main drivers of electric vehicle sales in the United States: California and Florida. A third of all electric vehicles sold in the United States were sold in California during the first half of 2022, according to state-level data compiled by the Urban Science Data Hub.

More sites for dealerships

Mitch Phillips, global data director for Urban Science, said the wave of consumer interest continues to grow. “We leverage the power of our near-real-time industry sales data to provide our customers with an instant view of EV adoption, down to the narrowest geographic levels, enabling OEMs and dealers to ensure their stores are ready. and meeting demands effectively and efficiently and in a way that prepares them to thrive in the short- and long-term future of electric vehicles, ”said Phillips.

Urban Science also said its 2022 Automotive Mid-Year Franchise Business Report, which shows continued stability for the U.S. automotive retail network despite continued inventory shortages during the first six months of the year. Despite the widely publicized shift to online sales by companies such as Tesla and the closure of stores by other types of dealers, the number of auto dealerships in the United States increased slightly over the January 1 to January and July 1 period 2022.

As of July 1, 2022, there were five more dealerships or roofs nationwide than the same date in 2021, according to Urban Data, which reported 18,235 this year compared to 18,230 last year. However, the number of franchises (brands sold by a retailer) dropped slightly from 31,646 last year to 31,579 over the same period.

Florida follows California

Florida is home to the second-highest EV sales volume in the country and has expanded its margin from last year during the first and second quarters.

While Florida also ranked second in electric vehicle sales volume in the first half of 2021, it outperformed New York by a margin of 1,000 units. However, Florida’s lead over New York increased to over 10,000 in the first six months of 2022. Driven by a 64% year-over-year increase in electric vehicle sales in Florida during the first and second quarters, the Southeast region became the fastest growing area for U.S.

Electric vehicle sales in the same period with a 52% increase in sales of electric vehicles in general. The data goes against other political and cultural trends in the United States and the general assumption that blue states have more preference and interest in electric vehicles, which offer a clear advantage for the environment and the fight against climate change.

Furthermore, investments in electric vehicles and other green technologies play a prominent role in environmental, social and governance measures or ESG trends in investment planning, which result from a change in business, where sustainability and citizenship are no longer seen. as a philanthropic activity, but as critical aspects. long-term business success.

Corporate strategies using ESG have been heavily criticized by conservative media and political figures such as the Republican Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis.

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Hi, I am Yunus, founder of InfoEVs. I am a Blogger and Digital Marketer by profession and a vehicle lover. I like to ride and read, and write about vehicles.


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