April 16, 2022 – Washington state wants to study the so-called superusers to find out who these drivers are, where they live, what they drive, how much they spend on gasoline and what might induce them to switch from a gasoline vehicle to a battery-electric vehicle.
The Seattle Times investigated superusers in the city and the state, finding 7% of Washington state drivers consume roughly 25% of the state’s gasoline, and they are most commonly behind the wheel of a Ford F-150.
For these superusers, there really is no substitute for driving for most of them. Either they’re tradespeople who are driving long distances in a pickup, or they live in exurbia where there’s no transit. They don’t have other options.