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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