Iowa is slowly adopting electric vehicles
Electric vehicles (EVs) accounted for just 2.3% of new vehicle registrations in the Des Moines-Ames area in January — up from .8% last January.
- Tesla's Model Y and the Chevrolet Bolt were the most popular EVs here, followed by the Ford F-Series, Tesla Model 3 and Ford Mustang-E.
Zoom out: Nationally, EVs accounted for 7% of new vehicle registrations in January, up from 4.1% in January 2022.
- The growth is another sign that the EV transition is gaining momentum.
Yes, but: Iowa isn't an early adopter of EVs like California or Florida. The state's most popular vehicles overwhelmingly remain gasoline-powered pickup trucks.
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