The electric vehicle (EV) landscape is changing and expanding and will continue to do so over the next several years. 50% of all car sales are forecasted to be EV’s by 2030 and this will require an estimated 12.9 million charge points across the country. Utilities across the state of Ohio are preparing for this shift within the grid. AES has over $5 million allocated for EV charging projects set to deploy in the near future. FirstEnergy, in addition to proposing several grid electrification modifications to ease the transition, has EV charging pilot programs currently running in Maryland and New Jersey and may bring similar projects and rebates to Ohio.
Additionally, the purpose of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program is to establish an accessible and reliable network of EV chargers across the United State. 100 million dollars has been allocated to Ohio to install Direct Current (DC) Fast chargers along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors. The exact number of charging points along each interstate are yet to be determined but all of the potential install sites, as well as the approved routes, are identified on the map above (DriveOhio).
If you’re interested in learning more about charging infrastructure and how your business can benefit from installing EV charging, please contact Claire Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).