US: More Than 70% Of Plug-Ins On Road Were Assembled In North America

The US is becoming more and more self-sufficient in terms of plug-in electric car production thanks to a huge wave of new investments across the EV industry.

However, even before, local production was responsible for the majority of sales, so there is nothing to complain about.

The Department of Energy (DOE)’s Vehicle Technologies Office noted in its latest weekly report that, as of the end of 2021, some 73% of plug-in electric vehicles on the road in the US were assembled in North America, while 65% were built in the US.

That’s almost two thirds out of over 2.1 million units (1.3 million BEVs and 0.8 million PHEVs) sold between 2010 and 2021.

Considering how quickly carmakers are now launching production of new plug-in models in the US, we can assume that sooner rather than later the share will reach 80-90%.

Among the largest import countries were: Japan (12%), Germany (6%) and Mexico (6%), followed by South Korea (4%) and Canada (2%).

On-Road Plug-In Vehicles by Country of Assembly, 2021

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