American drivers are plugging in, and they’re beginning to consume substantial amounts of electricity, according to new figures from the DOE.
Plug-in vehicles in the US consumed 1.94 TWh of electricity in 2017 – nearly 100 times more than the measly 0.02 TWh consumed in 2011, says the DOE.
Furthermore, the share of consumption from pure EVs has increased compared to that of PHEVs. In 2017, pure EVs accounted for about 57% of all plug-in vehicle electricity consumption, while PHEVs accounted for the remaining 43%.
Source: DOE via Green Car Congress