Tennessee Numbers – EVS AND EVSE

BEV ("Battery Electric Vehicle")
Only all-electric vehicles
PHEV ("Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle")
Vehicles that have a combination of an electric-drive system with a battery and some size (large or small) of an internal combustion engine (ICE) in them as well
PEV ("Plug-in Electric Vehicle”)
All vehicles that have a plug (BEVs and PHEVs)
EVSE (“Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment")
The broad name for all EV charging equipment no matter size or charging speed
Level 2 (Charger size)
Refers to single-phase, 220-240 volt (V), alternating-current (AC) charging equipment. In size, they are typically the size of 1-2 shoe boxes, minus any stanchions.
DCFC ("Direct Current Fast Charging")
Refers to three-phase, 480V, direct current (DC) charging equipment. DCFC equipment is typically about as tall (or taller) than a refrigerator and about half as deep.


Number of BEVs in TN = 18,141

Number of PHEVs in TN = 7,814

Total PEVs = 25,955

EVSE – Charging Infrastructure

Number of Level 2 charging ports in TN = 1,189 [J1772: 1,046; Tesla: 143]

Number of DCFC ports, all types in TN = 266 [CCS: 88; Tesla: 160; CHAdeMO: 54]

  • The EV data above is as of 12/31/22; the EVSE data above is as of 2/9/23.
  • All data shown below is as of the end of that period (i.e., year, quarter).
  • The EV numbers are from registration data from the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue.
  • The EVSE numbers are all coming from the U.S. DOE’s Alternative Fuel Data Center (AFDC) Station Locator.




As of 12/31/22

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