Why EVs could be coming to 1/4 of America sooner than you think


By: SGN Staff


Quick Take: Utilities in California and New York are already gearing up for electric vehicles (EVs). Those two states are trendsetters in EVs as they are in so many other things. But six other states may also see a more rapid EV influx, thanks to the pledge described below.


What should utilities in those states be doing? Perhaps following the advice of Maria Brun to push for smart charging technologies and policies asap. - By Jesse Berst


Eight states representing nearly 1/4 of America's auto market have pledged to adopt a measures to make it easier to own an EV, including changing building codes and encouraging more charging stations. For instance, according to the New York Times, they will simplify rules for installing chargers; develop charging stations that take the same form of payment; and require charging stations at workplaces, multifamily residences and other places.


The pact includes California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. The eight states have set a six-month deadline for drafting an implementation plan.