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California is dominating other states in electric vehicle adoption

This new Energy Department chart provides a helpful way of seeing how electric vehicle adoption in California is far ahead of other states.

Chart of electric vehicle registrations by state
Map from DOE Vehicle Technologies Office's latest "Fact of the Week"

The big picture: Cumulative electric vehicle sales in the U.S. recently topped 1 million. According to the pro-EV coalition Veloz, over 500,000 of them were in California, which is by far the nation's largest auto market.

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