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Plug-in vehicles, which include all-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), have been saving increasing amounts of gasoline. When gasoline consumption of conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles is compared with similar sized plug-in vehicles operating on electricity, plug-in vehicles on the road displaced 216 million gallons of gasoline in 2017. Gasoline displacement from plug-in vehicles is about 39% more than it was in 2016 and about twice as much as 2015. The gasoline displacement from BEVs versus PHEVs was split almost evenly in 2012 and 2013 but BEVs accounted for 60% of the gasoline displacement by 2017.

Gasoline displacement by plug-in electric vehicles from 2010 to 2017

Note: Includes only light vehicles.

Source: Argonne National Laboratory, Impacts of Electrification of Light-Duty Vehicles in the United States, 2010-2017, ANL/ESD-18/1, January 2018.

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