Policy Profile

Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Incentives

Policy description:

There has been a complicated relationship between increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and the availability of EV charging stations. Described as a “chicken or the egg” problem, on one hand, consumer range anxiety creates an important barrier to increased adoption. On the other hand, while greater availability of charging stations would ease this anxiety, the relatively low numbers of vehicles on the road provides little incentive to install and make these stations available to the public. Put simply, consumers want to be sure their car will get them where they need to go. The good news is that the development of longer range vehicles and the installation of more extensive charging infrastructure has eased “range anxiety.” For more information, see the full policy brief.

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  1. Does the state offer loans?
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  3. Does the state offer a tax credit?
  4. Does the state offer any other type of incentive?
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