The State Of EVs
The Past Year
To assess electric vehicle (EV) registration trends throughout the state of Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition (DFWCC) developed a methodology utilizing the State of Texas Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) registration data and the Atlas EV Hub vehicle identification number (VIN) decoder. In September 2021, methodology was updated to address an underrepresentation of registered vehicles that applied to vehicles of all fuel types, after it was discovered that the DMV data included only a subset of total vehicle registration. As a result of the change in methodology, total vehicle registration increased substantially, including an increase in EV registration from 53,513 to 93,694 EVs. This jump does not represent a spike in real-world adoption of EVs for that month, but rather reflects the change in the underlying dataset and methodology.
Moving forward, DFWCC will resume posting monthly downloadable EV registration reports and will maintain these reports on the website for up to two years. EV registration records and trendlines prior to May 2020 will no longer be made available as staff have determined that they are not accurate or comprehensive.