While 323 million gallons sounds so impressive, it may be easy to feel let down by the fact that this is only 1 day’s worth of US gas consumption. Our species has a very serious drinking problem. Pun intended, but not really very funny.
The value in this news comes from the trend it alludes to. The chart depicts a pattern of increasing slope, which if projected out another ten years, at this roughly 140% annual rise, implies that in 2028 roughly 9.5 billion gallons will be displaced, 29x greater than 2018.
Now we’re getting somewhere.
U.S. plug-in vehicles, which include all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, 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, according to the US Department of Energy data. Gasoline […]