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

About 19% of all cars sold in California last year were zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), accounting for 40% of all ZEV sales including hybrid vehicles in the United States, data showed…

About 12% cars sold in California in 2021 were ZEVs.

A database collated by California’s Energy Commission showed on Friday that about 346,000 ZEVs were sold in California in 2022, with Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) Model 3 leading the sales charts, as about 95,000 of the electric vehicle was sold in the region.

Austin, Texas-based Tesla’s Model Y compact SUV came a close second, with about 94,000 cars being sold in the state.

Californians bought about 51,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles last year and about 80,000 electric vehicle chargers were installed in the state in 2022.

About 286,000 battery-electric vehicles with a range of 200 miles or more were sold in 2022.