The transition to electric vehicles continues as governments increasingly develop and adopt policies to accelerate electric vehicle growth. Globally, about 2.2 million new plug-in electric vehicles were sold in 2019, representing about 2.5 percent of global light-duty vehicle sales. With about 320,000 new sales in 2019, the United States is the third largest electric vehicle market, following China and Europe. This briefing assesses the U.S. electric vehicle market in 2019 and the policy actions by cities, states, and electric power utilities that were driving it. 

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