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Electric Transportation
Key Facts
More than 50%

Driving on electricity emits 54% fewer carbon dioxide emissions per mile than the average new gasoline car.

Less than 1/2
Fuel Cost

EV drivers spend the equivalent of about $1.20 per gallon, based on average residential electric rates.

18.7 Million
EV's On The Road by 2030

EV sales are forecasted to surpass 3.5 million per year by 2030.

EV Trends & Key Issues
  • Carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation were 27.1% below 2005 levels at the end of 2018.
  • Carbon dioxide emissions for the electric power sector are now 8% below transportation sector emissions.
  • Driving on electricity emits 54% fewer carbon dioxide emissions per mile than the average new gasoline car, based on U.S. EPA national electricity generation data.


September 2019 Key Trends​​

June 2019 Key Trends​

March 2019 Key Trends​


EV Sales in the United States
  • More than 1.27 million EVs are on the road in the U.S. as of June 30, 2019.
  • In Q2 2019, approximately 85,000 EVs were sold in the U.S.
  • Q2 2019 sales increased 23% over Q2 2018 sales.


April 2019 EV Sales: Facts & Figures​

Octobe​r 2018 EV Sales: Facts & Figures​

Company Highlights
  • Hawaiian Electric – DC Fast Charging

    Hawaiian Electric Company President and CEO Alan Oshima stands beside his own plug-in Ford Fusion at one of a dozen DC fast charging stations that the Hawaiian Electric Companies own and operate across their service territory on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. The company recently changed its pricing strategy from a flat rate to a time-varying rate to encourage drivers to charge midday when excess solar power is available. Learn More.

  • Electric Companies Support EV Ride-Sharing

    Electric companies are partnering with TNCs like Uber and Lyft to support EV driving for ride-sharing. Portland General Electric, Duquesne Light Company, and Rocky Mountain Power are among the companies to announce collaborations focused on educating TNC drivers about the benefits of EVs and facilitating charging infrastructure to ensure that more of the miles driven are electric. For example, Rocky Mountain Power (pictured), is helping to facilitate the build-out of public DC fast charging stations by leveraging a U.S. Department of Energy grant. Learn More.

  • Green Mountain Power - In-home Level 2 EV Charger

    Green Mountain Power (GMP) offers a free Level 2 charger for customers buying a new EV. Customers who already have an EV can get a charger for $9.99 per month on their energy bill. These chargers are integrated with GMP’s energy management platform and are dispatched during peak demand times to drive down costs for all customers. Customers who get a charger also can choose a flat rate for all their home charging, too. The “$29.99 EV Unlimited Plan” is a monthly fee that covers all the EV charging customers want, as long as it’s not during a GMP-scheduled peak event. The smart chargers can charge an EV fully in just a few hours and are Wi-Fi connected to allow GMP to manage the charging during these peak events. Learn More.

Members-Only Resources
Summer 2019
EV Hub Update Summer 2019
July 2019
Improving the Customer EV Experience: Education & Outreach Issue Brief
June 2019
EV Hub Update June 2019
February 2019
EV Hub Update February 2019
December 2018
EV Hub Annual Update
November 2018
EV Hub Quarterly Update
October 2018
Electric Transportation State Regulatory Overview and Framework
July 2018
EV Hub Quarterly Update
May 2018
EV Hub Quarterly Update
March 2018
EV Infrastructure Filings: Current Issues, Arguments, and Outcomes
February 2018
Insights from Electric Company Filings Related to Transportation Electrification
Electric Lift Truck Educational Tool
EV Hub Registration for EEI Members
Fleet Asset Cost Model
Additional Resources
May 2019
Electric Transportation Biannual State Regulatory Update
January 2019
Brattle: Increasing Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Deployment
December 2018
Environmental Benefits of Electric Transportation
Electric Perspectives, July/August 2018
Transportation Electrification: The Bright Road Ahead for EVs
Electric Perspectives, July/August 2018
PG&E’s Geisha Williams Testifies on the Value of Electric Transportation
Electric Perspectives, July/August 2018
EEI Joins Automakers to Encourage Electric Transportation and EV Deployment
Electric Perspectives, May/June 2018
Nova Scotia Power: A Customer-Centric Approach
Electric Perspectives, March/April 2018
Reshaping Transportation Access and Mobility
Duke Energy Announces EV Infrastructure Program
EEI and IEI: Electric Vehicle Sales Forecast and the Charging Infrastructure Required Through 2030
Electric Power Industry Leading the Charge on EVs
Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption