The report includes updated statistics and analysis of the rapidly advancing electric vehicle (EV) charging industry
SACRAMENTO, CA—The Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA) on Thursday released its 2017 “State of the Charge” report, a case study evaluating the EV charging industry in the United States and, more specifically, California. The 2017 report updates EVCA’s inaugural “State of the Charge” published in 2015 to coincide with the launch of the association.
“The EV and EV charging industries have made impressive advancements in just two years since we first published the ‘State of the Charge,’” said EVCA President Terry O’Day. “Unsurprisingly, California remains the national leader in facilitating the transition to a clean transportation system, and we look forward to seeing how it and the rest of the country continue to progress in the years to come.”
Some significant advancements are:
- Volkswagen’s $800 million investment in EV charging infrastructure in Californian as part of its larger emissions-cheating settlement.
- Chargepoint’s acquisition of GE’s EV charging network.
- The development of the West Coast Electric Highway connecting Washington, Oregon, and California with DC fast charging stations along Interstate 5 and other major roadways.
Other key findings in the report include:
- Total EV sales in the U.S. have reached almost 700,000, and could soar to a fleet of up to 7 million by 2025.
- The U.S. has a network of more than 50,990 public and private charging outlets, up from 34,151 in 2015.
- California is overrepresented in the national EV market with more than 295,500 EVs on the road, a 42% share of national sales.
- Public and private charging outlets in California total 15,930, with eight of the top 10 U.S. cities for DC fast charging networks being in the state.
- EVCA members ChargePoint, EV Connect, EVgo, and SemaConnect collectively operate 40% of all public and private charging outlets in the U.S. and 57% in California.
The full published report can be accessed on the EVCA website, www.evassociation.org.
Established in 2015, EVCA is a not-for-profit trade association that brings together leaders in the EV charging industry to educate policymakers, stakeholders and members of the public about the critical role of EV technology, infrastructure and services and to advocate for policies that will expand clean transportation. Current members are ABM, ChargePoint, Clean Fuel Connection, Inc., Envision Solar, EV Connect, EVgo, SemaConnect, and Volta Charging.