Charted: New EV registrations in Ohio
Columbus leads the state in registrations of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV), according to Smart Columbus data.
- The category includes EVs, plug-in hybrids and vehicles that run on compressed natural gas and fuel cells.
By the numbers: Nearly 24% of statewide registrations in 2022 came from our region.
- At 22%, Cleveland wasn't far behind.
What we're watching: Whether registrations keep surging in 2023. Last year's total was more than double 2019's — and December data isn't even available yet.
Yes, but: The nearly 44,000 registered AFVs in Ohio still account for less than 1% of the more than 8 million total vehicles registered.
What they're saying: "We've been building awareness and education," Smart Columbus director Jordan Davis told Columbus Business First. "Now there's product. The conversation's going to change in the next five years."
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