One of the objectives of the Atlas EV Hub is to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaboration. We believe that through crowdsourcing and other data sharing practices, organizations can be more effective by spending their time on consuming and interpreting data rather than collecting it.

Through the Open Vehicle Registration Initiative, Atlas is working with states directly to make data on electric vehicle registrations publicly accessible. This page contains the data from states participating in the initiative in some form. If you’re interested in learning more or helping out, please send an email to info@atlasevhub.com.

“We participate in this effort because we believe easy access to vehicle registration is essential to our program design and evaluation.”

Adam Ruder, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Principles of Open Vehicle Registration Initiative

Below are the principles followed by Atlas Public Policy in an effort to make vehicle registration data more accessible to the public policy community.

  • Public policy professionals should have access to vehicle registration data in a way that protects privacy and enables effective public policies and programs.
  • Accurate: If individual vehicle registration data is unavailable, then registrations should be aggregated to the ZIP code level per month in a way that the vehicle make, model, and fuel type can be determined.
  • Accessible: Vehicle registration datasets should be downloadable in a common format on a publicly accessible website.
  • Timely: Datasets should be updated on as frequent a basis as possible, ideally monthly or quarterly.

Atlas will not resell any raw data received from public agencies. Atlas may use aggregated versions of the data to serve our customers.

Quick Links

State EV Registration Data Dashboard

State EV Registration Data Download

State Last Updated Data Link Data Source/Partner ZIP Code or County Level Update Frequency
California 12/31/2020 Excel | CSV California Energy Commission County  Annually
Colorado 7/1/2021 Excel | CSV Colorado Energy Office ZIP Code Monthly
Connecticut 1/4/2018 Excel | CSV Connecticut Green Bank and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection ZIP Code Annually
Florida 12/31/2020 Excel | CSV Florida Power and Light County Bi-Annually
Montana 1/21/2021 Excel | CSV Montana Department of Environmental Quality County Annually
Michigan 8/20/2019 Excel | CSV City of Ann Arbor ZIP Code Annually
Minnesota 6/1/2021 Excel | CSV Minnesota Pollution Control Agency ZIP Code Annually
New Jersey 12/31/2020 Excel | CSV New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ZIP Code Bi-Annually
New York 7/1/2021 Excel | CSV New York State Energy Research and Development Authority ZIP Code Monthly
Oregon 12/31/2020 Excel | CSV Oregon Department of Transportation ZIP Code Quarterly
Tennessee 6/30/2021 Excel | CSV

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

County Quarterly
Texas 7/9/2021 Excel | CSV Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities ZIP Code Monthly
Vermont 12/28/2020 Excel | CSV Vermont Air Quality and Climate Program ZIP Code Quarterly
Virginia 12/31/2019 Excel | CSV Virginia Clean Cities County Annually
Washington 6/15/2021 Excel | CSV Washington Department of Transportation  ZIP Code Monthly
Wisconsin 12/31/2020 Excel | CSV Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation  ZIP Code Bi-Annually

About the Electric Vehicle Registration Data Format

With the sharing of these data, we have to balance the (potentially competing) needs to make the data accessible, consistent across states, and flexible. States are not consistent in how they can share these data, so we’re not able to make the datasets completely apples-to-apples.

Vehicle Identification Number

We can sometimes share part of the vehicle identification number (VIN) for an individual registration. In other cases, the state DMV interprets the VINs before sharing the data.

For the EV Hub, we’ll only post the first eight to eleven digits of the VIN to avoid sharing anything that could be considered personably identifiable. The VIN is the most reliable way to make sure you’re interpreting the vehicle registration correctly: is it the conventional version of a vehicle or the electric version? We share part of the VIN data directly along with our VIN decoder, which is a simple table of electric vehicles available in the United States.

Vehicle Location

Our target audience for the EV Hub are professionals in public policy so we don’t have personally identifiable information like the address of a vehicle. Instead, we aggregate the total number of vehicles by make and model to the ZIP code or county level.

Time Series and Vehicle Registration Dates

Vehicle registration datasets are typically snapshots in time of the vehicles “on the road” in a state. Thus, we need multiple snapshots to piece together changes in the market over time. We also need the complete VIN in order to determine when the vehicle first entered the state’s market (new or imported from elsewhere). That is, the first time it appears in the database, we consider it an “original” registration and subsequent occurrences of that VIN are treated as a “renewal” registration. If we don’t have the full VIN, then we can’t reliably track metrics like original or renewal registrations unless the DMV shares that information directly.

Regarding time series analyses, we’ll ideally get snapshots of the vehicle registration database frequently enough to be able to understand how the market has changed over time. With each state vehicle registration data file, we include the DMV snapshot date and a unique identifier to make it easier to interpret the data.

Some states aren’t able to share these snapshots frequently or they don’t share the vehicle’s registration date. For states where we don’t know the vehicle registration date, we’ll assign the registration date to the day the snapshot was taken or delivered to us.