Jan 25, 2023 - News

Charted: New EV registrations in Ohio

New Ohio alternative fuel vehicle registrations
Data: Smart Columbus; Note: December 2022 data not yet available.; Chart: Axios Visuals

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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