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Electrified Drivetrains Still at ~3% Market Share

Unfortunately, as reported by the EIA, electrified drivetrains—hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs), and battery electric vehicles (BEVs)—still make up only about 3% of new vehicle market share, a share that has been stable for the last five years, with HEVs continuing to account for most electrified drivetrain sales:

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=36312

Although fuel economy has increased somewhat for conventional vehicles in the last few years, compared to typical gasoline vehicles, lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions are generally 30-60% lower for most alternative drivetrain vehicles (with some larger luxury vehicles exceptions to this rule).

Stay tuned for a more in-depth comparison of the top-selling HEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs…