There’s an expected $7.5 billion for EV charging included in the $1.2 trillion “hard” infrastructure package currently being debated in Congress. A new analysis of EV charging access in the 50 largest U.S. cities could help authorities decide where to put those plugs to optimize public access. Only 9.7% of households in U.S. cities have access to a public EV charging station within 1/4 mile (or a 5-minute walk) from home. This is something that the Biden Administration hopes to increase in order to meet their goal by 2030.
Rural areas have a lower EV adoption rate than other communities. Rural businesses are finding ways to gain access to the infrastructure and electricity they need for EV charging.