Electric Vehicles Are on the Rise in Midland/Odessa and Texas Too
Tired of high gas prices, ready to make that switch to a totally electric vehicle? Well, there are plenty of Texans making the switch to EVs.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, how many EVs are registered in Texas overall? It is not a huge number but for the beginning of the EV revolution, it is more than most Texans might think.
Overall in Texas, there are about 123,000 EVs registered in the state, Travis County tops the list with over 18,000, Harris County is next with over 17,000, Dallas County reports over 13,000, Collin County is next at just over 11,000, and Tarrant County rounds out the top 5 with just under 9,000.
Midland County has 205 registered EVs while Ector County reports 145. The most popular EV statewide is the Tesla Model 3, followed by the Tesla Model Y, Tesla Model S, and Tesla Model X, rounding out the top 5 with the Chevrolet Volt at #5.
The Dallas/Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition and the North Central Texas City Council of Governments developed a tool using the State of Texas Department of Motor Vehicles data to get the list of registered EVs in Texas as of April 19, 2022.
With increasing gas prices because of the war in Ukraine, the number of EVs is increasing not only in Texas but across the country.
I will look into getting an electric vehicle when I am in the market for a new car probably in another couple of years once the number of charging stations increases across the state and country.
With the Infrastructure Law now signed by President Biden and Texas getting the most money out of it, getting an EV in a couple of years should be an easier and more economical vehicle to get.