Iowa Launches EV Infrastructure Proceeding

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September 6, 2018—The Iowa Utilities Board last week opened a rulemaking on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, signaling greater focus on electrified transportation in a state where interest has lagged so far, reported Utility Drive.

According to the report, while most states are showing interest in EVs, the NCCETC report reveals that it is not uniform. Three dozen states took a combined 274 EV-related actions, but just seven states accounted more than half of them. 

Those states — New York, New Jersey, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Vermont and Minnesota — are moving more rapidly while others are just beginning to investigate.

There are more than 3 million EVs on the road worldwide, according to estimates out earlier this year, and the United States accounted for about 750,000 of them. A 2017 report from the Edison Electric Institute and the Institute for Electric Innovation forecast 7 million on US roads by the end of 2025.

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