Overview

Electricity is a domestically produced transportation fuel that will transform our nation’s transportation sector. Today, the technology and infrastructure exist to promote transportation applications that move both people and goods using electricity as a fuel. This new generation of electric transportation will help the nation enter an era of clean transportation and reduce its dependence on foreign oil. Diversifying the transportation sector’s fuel mix also will enhance U.S. energy and economic security.

Key Facts

EV Trends and Key Issues

  • As of 2021, electric power industry CO2 emissions are 36% below 2005 levels.
  • Emissions from the electric power sector have been lower than the transportation sector since 2016.
  • Driving on electricity eliminates tailpipe emissions and benefits from an increasingly clean energy grid.
  • Today there are nearly 3 million electric vehicles on U.S. roads.
  • More than 65 EV models are available today and nearly 140 models are expected by 2024.
  • EV share of new car sales more than doubled from 2020 to 2021 to 4.5% with recent figures in 2022 as high as 8%.

Leading by Example on Electric Transportation

Across the country, EEI member companies are partnering with communities and stakeholders to support the growth of EVs, while also continuing to build EV charging infrastructure and electrifying their own fleets. To learn more, select a state to see how electric companies are leading efforts to electrify America's transportation sector.

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