Number of electric vehicles on Tennessee roads keeps rising and more business news

Staff photo by Troy Stolt / An "EVGO" electric vehicle charging station is seen outside of the Chattanooga Choo Choo on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Number of electric vehicles on Tennessee roads keeps rising

The number of registered electric vehicles rose in the fourth quarter by 1,669, or 10.9%, to 16,902 EVs, according to Atlas EV Hub's state EV registration data for Tennessee.

As of Dec. 31, 2021, there were 11,277 battery-electric vehicles and 5,625 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The Drive Electric campaign in Tennessee, backed by the Tennessee Valley Authority, is pushing to have at least 200,000 electric vehicles on Tennessee roads by 2028.

The counties with the most registered EVs in the state at the end of 2021 are still Williamson, Davidson, Shelby, Knox and Rutherford. Hamilton County's number, at 903, is growing quickly to match Rutherford County's, at 972.

Volkswagen's electric vehicle presence is growing in the state to overtake Honda for the 12th spot, according to Atlas EV Hub's data.

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