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U.S. plug-in vehicles, which include all-electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), have been saving increasing amounts of gasoline. In 2018, plug-in vehicles on the road displaced 323 million gallons of gasoline or about one quarter of a percent of all gasoline used in the United States. Gasoline displacement from plug-in vehicles is about 42% more than it was in 2017 and about twice as much as it was in 2016. The gasoline displacement from EV versus PHEV was split almost evenly in 2012 and 2013 but EV accounted for two-thirds of the gasoline displacement by 2018.

Gasoline displacement by plug-in electric vehicles from 2010 to 2018

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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