Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

PAS QuickNotes 100

By Joseph DeAngelis, AICP


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After years of false starts, the time of electric vehicles (EVs) has finally arrived. Advancements in battery storage and vehicle range, lower prices, and federal investments and incentives are helping to pave the way for the mainstreaming of EVs. The rapid deployment of EV charging infrastructure is essential to maintaining this momentum.

To help realize the wider benefits of EV adoption, especially the promised reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful forms of pollution associated with fossil fuels, it is essential for planners to understand the evolving state of EV charging stations and how to maximize their benefits at the local level.

This edition of PAS QuickNotes describes EV charging infrastructure and highlights questions of distribution as well as technological change and disruption that planners will need to address to ensure that charging stations are deployed equitably across communities.


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July 1, 2022
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About the Author

Joseph DeAngelis, AICP
Joseph DeAngelis, AICP, is a planner and research manager at the American Planning Association, where he focuses on climate adaptation, natural hazard risk, and how they interact with emerging trends. He holds a Master of Urban Planning degree from CUNY-Hunter College.