The starting place for Biden's electric vehicle charging push

January 21, 2021 - President Biden hopes to oversee a huge build-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to help boost EV deployment and create jobs, and recently released data shows there's plenty of room to grow.

  • California, the biggest EV market by far, is the only state that ranks in the top 10 in both population (#1) and chargers per capita (#3).

  • Several other states atop the list of chargers per capita are pretty small population-wise.

  • Vermont is way out front, then D.C., then California, then Hawaii and Colorado.

  • Utah, Rhode Island, Washington, Oregon and Massachusetts round out the top 10.

Greater charging availability is one factor — but hardly the only one — that would help widen consumer adoption of cars with a plug.

  • Biden's energy platform calls for the construction of 500,000 new public charging stations by the end of 2030.

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