In the first quarter of 2021 the sales growth of both electric and hybrid vehicles exceeded overall market performance. Electric vehicles made up about 7.8% of the total U.S. market in Q1 of 2021. This number was 3% higher than Q1 of 2020.
Sourced from Cox Automotive's Electrified Vehicle Growth Energized in Q1.
Sales of electrified vehicles saw an increase of 81% with those of EV's increasing by 44.8% over the previous year and setting a record for number of sales in the quarter with nearly 100,000 sales.
The Chevrolet Bolt was No. 3 on the EV list, with nearly 10,000 sales in the quarter. The all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E, which went on sale in December, was No. 4, outselling both the Tesla Model S and Model X. (Cox Automotive)
Sales of hybrid vehicles outpaced both the market as a whole and EV's with more than 200,000 sales in the quarter. Hybrid vehicles saw sales increase 106% in Q1.