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The data are in, and US auto buyers are increasingly keen on electric vehicles. EVs were 6.5% of new car purchases in the first half of 2023, up from 2.5% two years ago and 0.7% in 2018.  EVs also made up nearly 1% of used car sales — more than 82,000 vehicles — in the first half of the year, according to Cox Automotive Inc.

Those numbers are striking, but they are also on trend for what market forecasters and automakers have expected. More available electric models, government support for EVs at the manufacturing and purchase level and the standardization of charging technology all give customers greater latitude and confidence to make their first EV purchase.

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