Charging behavior revealed: Large national studies analyze EV infrastructure needs

In the state of Washington, the governor has called for 50,000 electric vehicles to be on the road by 2020. California, the original home of the hot rod, is serious about cutting pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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The big question is, “What is it going to take to see plug-in electric vehicles embraced by the public?” To give automakers, government planners and the public an idea of how electric vehicles might roll out in America, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory has released the most comprehensive study to date on plug-in vehicle usage and charging patterns.

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By Paul Menser for INL Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives