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.

The California Energy Commission has also teamed up with Veloz to deliver quarterly electric car sales data to support Veloz’s sales dashboard that provides California electric car sales, national electric car sales, electric car chargers, hydrogen stations and the current number of electric makes and models available in the state. Shop and save on your next electric car with

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