Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Northeast Charging Infrastructure Anticipates EV Charging Expansion

Northeast charging infrastructure (Photo Credit: mariordo59 on Foter.com / CC BY-SA) Click to Enlarge.
The northeast corridor, from the Washington DC metro area to Maine, is a heavily populated area that is poised to become one of the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) markets.  Working collaboratively, a dozen northeast US states developed a set of recommendations titled the Northeast Corridor Regional Strategy for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure to advance public and private investments in electric car charging and increase the use of electric cars throughout the region.  The strategy incorporates input from automobile manufacturers, utilities, EV charging companies, and others.

On May 16, 2018, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia announced support for expanding the network of fast charging stations along their heavily traveled corridors.  The recommendations included utility actions to lower the costs of charging at home, especially at multi-unit dwellings where high upfront installation costs such as electrical infrastructure upgrades can be a barrier.  The Strategy also outlined state incentives and outreach programs to promote workplace charging.

Facilitated by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), the multi-state effort attempts to balance EV market penetration goals for the northeast corridor alongside consumer concerns about the availability of charging locations and the time to recharge.

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