Let’s talk charging behavior In the state of Washington. For 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.

As I have written:

The California Air Resources board approved Advanced Clean Cars rules that the board’s staff projects. It will lead to 1.4 million PHEVs and zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). That’s most of the latter being powered purely by electricity. Thereby on the state’s roads by 2025.

The rules, which aim for dramatic drops in autos’ greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions. For it would require that automakers produce PHEVs or ZEVs equal to roughly one in seven cars expected to sell in California in 2025. The requirements also begin in 2015. Also and become more stringent over the next 10 years.

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This ChargePoint is an EV charging station to help change Charging behavior
This ChargePoint station is located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Stevenson, WA, — an area that is adjacent to the city’s shops, restaurants, spas and art galleries. | Photo courtesy of Port of Skamania.

The big question is, What is it going to take to charge charging behavior. For I see plug-in electric vehicles being 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