EV Charging Infrastructure Needs For Nationwide Coverage

EV Charging

As plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have grown more popular, there is greater need for a comprehensive charging network so that PEVs can travel across the country as easily as gasoline vehicles do.

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The question is then “How many EV charging stations are needed to create a nationwide network?”

A recent study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that a few hundred fast-charging stations along main interstate corridors could enable PEVs to travel between U.S. cities.

Additionally, fast-charging stations inside cities and towns mean PEV travel is possible throughout most of the continental United States. The study estimates that about 8,000 fast-charging stations would be required to provide a minimum level of urban and rural coverage nationwide.

The pink areas on the map designate driving coverage enabled by providing fast-charging stations in all cities and towns in the United States.