By Ilana Williams, Community Impact
To support the growth of electric vehicles, Houston is addressing air quality concerns and long-term funding strategies for electric vehicles and charging stations. Texas has also started spending $400 million of federal money, which will be distributed over the next five years, to fund electric vehicle infrastructure.
Electric vehicles are registered in 233 out of the 254 counties in Texas, according to a plan released by the Texas Department of Transportation this spring.
As of July 19, there were over 19,000 electric vehicles registered in Harris County and over 13,000 in the city of
Houston, according to data from Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities and the North Central Texas Council of Governments, using information from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles registration data and the Atlas EV Hub. However, electric vehicles only account for 0.55% and 0.56% of all registered vehicles in Harris County and Houston, respectively.