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The amount of electricity consumed by plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in the United States has nearly doubled in the last two years – from 1.44 terawatt-hours in 2016 to 2.85 terawatt-hours in 2018. The share of electricity consumption from all-electric vehicles (EV) increased compared to the electricity consumption from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). In 2018, EV accounted for 61% of all PEV electricity consumption while PHEV accounted for the remaining 39%.

Electricity consumption of plug-in electric vehicles from 2010 to 2018. In 2010 the amount was 0.00. In 2018 the amount was 2.85 terawatt-hours for PHEV and EV vehicles.

Note: Includes only light-duty vehicles.

Source: Argonne National Laboratory, Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles in the United States, 2010–2018, ANL/ESD-19/2, March 2019.

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