Recent research reveals a concerning trend – 88 of the top 100 U.S. metropolitan areas do not have enough EV charging infrastructure to support the expected three million EVs that will be on the road by 2025 (a conservative estimate compared to many others, including BNEF). This is creating an EV charging infrastructure gap struggling to meet expected demand – so how can states solve this problem?
Transportation is drawing new scrutiny from policymakers focused on decarbonization, after it eclipsed the electricity sector in greenhouse gas emissions in 2017. Luckily, vehicle electrification allows the transportation sector to piggyback off power sector emissions reductions successes by providing more fuel from clean energy generation.
But regardless of the local power mix, EVs produce less greenhouse gas emissions than gas-powered vehicles. This means PUCs across the country should act now to implement EV infrastructure programs that serve vehicles on the road today, as well as plan implementation for future growth.
Read the full report from Forbes.