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The new dashboards track electric vehicles  


There’s a new way to track the slow progress toward slashing greenhouse gas emissions on the Bay State’s roadways.

The Department of Transportation of Massachusetts has created an interactive online dashboard that collects information about registered passenger cars in Massachusetts. It includes data such as whether they are powered by fossil fuels, electric power or a hybrid source.

These data, including estimates of vehicle mile traveled and average miles, are broken down by municipalities to provide insight into the geographic trends that officials are pursuing in their efforts to green transportation.

No city or town has a higher share of clean vehicles within its borders than Lexington, where 14.2%  of registered vehicles are zero-emission or hybrid models, the dashboard shows.

Massachusetts had registered as of January 1 nearly 69,000 zero emissions passenger vehicles, 153,000 hybrid vehicles and 4.6 millions fossil fuel passenger vehicles. MassDOT’s commercial division counted 330,000 fossil-fuel vehicles, 357 zero emission vehicles and 3,000 hybrid vehicles as of January 1.

“This tool will allow us to track our progress toward our climate goals as it relates to vehicle usage, and…

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