According to the Office Of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, plug-in electric vehicles consumed nearly 2 TWh (2,000 GWh) of electricity last year in the U.S.

The amount of electricity consumed during charging increases every year as there are more and more electric cars.

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Noteworthy is that the share of consumption by all-electric vehicles increased over time and in 2017 stood at 57%, compared to 43% for plug-in hybrids. Five years ago, it was the opposite.

Total electricity consumption by PEV:

  • 2011 - 0.02 TWh
  • 2012 – 0.11 TWh (up 450%)
  • 2013 – 0.32 TWh (up 191%)
  • 2014 – 0.63 TWh (up 97%)
  • 2015 – 0.97 TWh (up 54%)
  • 2016 – 1.38 TWh (up 42%)
  • 2017 – 1.94 TWh (up 41%)

Total electricity consumption by PEV, 2011-2017 (source: energy.gov)

Total electricity consumption by PEV, 2011-2017 (source: energy.gov)

Source: Argonne National Laboratory, Impacts of Electrification of Light-Duty Vehicles in the United States, 2010-2017, ANL/ESD-18/1, January 2018.

source: energy.gov