The brief analyzes different policy action at the state, local, and utility level and their effects on EV uptake across the United States. It highlights examples across 50 of the most populous metropolitan areas in the country to emphasize successful programs encouraging both EV adoption and charging infrastructure deployment. California cities including San Jose continue to lead in terms of EV uptake followed by Portland and Seattle. The average share of EVs relative to total passenger vehicles in these cities was 1.7 percent higher than other metro areas. Cities offering a comprehensive policy package have also seen expanded vehicle offerings and accelerated local markets. Policy actions like consumer incentives remain central to the market growth in most of the metro areas with the highest uptake.
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