The California Energy Commission (CEC) has partnered with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to track the sales and population of light duty zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in California. ZEVs include battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell electric vehicles. The DMV vehicle registration database contains data on all registered vehicles in California. These data are cross-referenced with a secondary database that translates each Vehicle Identification Number to a specific make, model, year, and fuel type. The CEC also tracks the number of plug-in electric vehicle chargers serving light-duty vehicles in California.
Please cite use of these data and images. California Energy Commission (2020). California Energy Commission Zero Emission Vehicle and Charger Statistics. Data last updated [insert date last updated]. Retrieved [insert date retrieved] from https://www.energy.ca.gov/zevstats