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Removing demand charge utility tariffs for EV charging will raise CO2 emissions

February 21, 2024

With the transportation sector being the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and the transition to EVs taking shape to combat the issue, the build-out of charging infrastructure must keep pace with the transition to serve the growing population of EV drivers. Fast charging stations can charge EVs in a short amount of time at high charging power, and a substantial number of these stations need to be installed nationwide. A recent National Renewable Energy Laboratory study determined that by 2030, 182,000 fast charging ports will be necessary to support a fleet of 33 million EVs in the U.S. — up significantly from today’s 29,000 ports.

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