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Existing Infrastructure Ready to Support Electric Vehicles?

Dec. 4, 2018

Today, less than 2 percent of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. But within the next three decades, some automotive industry experts expect electric vehicles could make up the majority of U.S. and global car sales. While, many regions already have sufficient electric generation capacity to charge electric vehicles (EVs) during off-peak hours, a rapid increase in EVs will likely increase electric demand.  However, the required investments may be smaller than it appears and fuel costs savings could offset infrastructure investments.  Click here to read the full article from The Conversation, Switching to electric vehicles could save the US billions, but timing is everything.

Submitted by: Eric Romich, OSU Extension Field Specialist, Energy Education