The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators) today released the latest Get Connected Electric Vehicle Quarterly Report (Get Connected), providing an overview of zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales for the third quarter (Q3) of 2021 along with purchasing trends by state and vehicle segment.

Key takeaways from the latest edition of the report:

- The data shows there is consistent growth in the ZEV sector. Year-over-year, the third quarter had 82,000 more ZEV unit sales than the same period in 2020. Through the first three quarters of the year, ZEV sales represented 3.9 percent of the market – up from 2 percent over the same period of 2020.

- The increased selection of ZEV models is accompanying growth trends, with sales of crossovers, SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks making up nearly 60 percent of the ZEV market.

- California continues to lead the nation in ZEV adoption, with 14 percent of new vehicle registrations in the state comprised of ZEVs in the third quarter. The District of Columbia made the biggest moves in market share, improving its quarterly performance by nearly 7 percentage points, year-over-year.