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Transportation Electrification in Tennessee
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the transportation sector is the largest energy consuming end-use sector in Tennessee, representing 28.8% of Tennessee’s total energy consumption in 2018. To address this critical energy sector, the State of Tennessee supports transportation electrification and other alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. Further, State action taken to support transportation electrification recognizes diverse vehicle applications, users, and markets, where possible.
Adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and associated charging infrastructure deployment reduces energy costs within the transportation sector, increases the energy efficiency of the transportation sector, enhances resiliency and emergency preparedness through diversification of available fuels, and promotes economic growth with improved environmental quality. By promoting diverse transportation electrification initiatives and sectors, the State can ensure that these benefits are accessible to all Tennesseans. This page contains links and resources to information on EVs, charging infrastructure, and other transportation electrification activities in Tennessee.
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