Travis County leads the electric car boom
More electric vehicles are owned in Travis County than in any other county in Texas, per a new report by clean air advocates.
The big picture: Austin — especially its wealthy, techy precincts — is Musk country.
Between the lines: Of the roughly 18,000 electric vehicles registered in Travis County, nearly 10,400 are various Tesla models.
Yes, but: Electric vehicles are still shy of 2% of the registered vehicles in the Austin area.
- Of note: EV market penetration in West Lake Hills, West Austin, Bee Cave and downtown Austin is just over 4%.
What's next: About 46% of Texans under age 45 say they are considering purchasing an electric car, per an unrelated statewide poll conducted earlier this month by Texas 2036, a policy planning group.
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