AUSTIN, TX – As of today, Texas has over 250,000 registered electric vehicles, according to DFW Clean Cities.
The Texas Electric Transportation Resources Alliance attributed the growth in EV sales to low operating costs, growing affordability, and the excitement of cutting-edge technology. The growth spurt marks the addition of 50,000 EVs registered over the course of seven months, with Texas hitting the 200,000 milestone in June of last year.
“Electric vehicles represent a leap forward in automotive technology and consumer experience,” said Buzz Smith, Interim Executive Director of TxETRA. “EVs are cheaper to fuel, easier to maintain, and superior in performance. We expect Texas will surpass 320,000 registrations next year and go over a million by 2029. Crossing the quarter-million mark is more than a number; it’s a testament to Texas’s commitment to electrifying transportation. We can’t afford to sit out this transition.”
The numbers are expected to climb as federal provisions make way for a robust charging network throughout the state. The Texas Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan includes building a border-to-border charging network, putting charging stations at least every 50 miles on designated major interstates, and 70 miles apart everywhere else.
About Texas Electric Transportation Resources Alliance (TxETRA)
TxETRA (Texas Electric Transportation Resources Alliance) is a leading organization in Texas focused on expanding electric mobility and driving the policies and actions that will electrify the state. They partner with national, state, and local entities to promote policies and projects that increase access to electric vehicles and encourage adoption.