A new study by the nonprofit CleanCarUSA found that electric vehicles (EVs) are responsible for about 9 percent of all vehicle miles traveled in the United States, but only 4.5 percent of total vehicle miles.
Electric vehicles account for more than 2.3 million passenger vehicle miles and more than 4 million freight miles.
The report, which is being released this week, also found that, overall, EVs account for a whopping 30.5 million miles of annual vehicle miles, or nearly 6 percent of the U.S. vehicle miles driven.
Electric vehicles are the most popular car option among Americans, but they’re also responsible for less than one-third of all U.K. vehicle trips.
Only 1.2 percent of U.N. member states have electric vehicle charging stations, but that number has increased in recent years, the report said.
U.S.-based Tesla Motors Inc., which is owned by Chinese billionaire Elon Musk, is a leader in electric vehicle sales, according to the CleanCar USA report.
For the third consecutive year, the U