As U.S. Pushes a Shift Toward Electric Cars, Where Should the Chargers Go?
This article dissects the issues impacting federal guidelines for investment in charging stations, including where electric vehicle chargers should be placed to meet the needs of all communities, not just affluent drivers traveling on the busiest roadways.
StreetLight’s EV infrastructure planning metrics address those issues, spanning the identification of gaps in the current EV charging station network, predictive tools around future EV demand, demographic overlays, and project-level tools to help streamline traffic study work required to deploy chargers right now.
The article quotes Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, as well as StreetLight CEO Laura Schewel, who had worked at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on electric vehicle policy prior to founding StreetLight.
Laura Schewel commented on the need to consider EV charging locations outside of the most obvious high-traffic roads and highways, pointing out that “the most convenient way for many people to charge is at home overnight, or at work… with lower-income residents having limited control over their [ability to charge overnight] because they’re renters or they street park.”
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