Electronics and Semiconductors

Nearly 1,100 EV charging stations installed in the US since 2H 2023

02 February 2024

Looking to tackle the challenge of installing infrastructure to match presumed consumer demand for electric vehicles (EV), the U.S. installed nearly 1,100 public, fast-charging EV stations in the second half of 2023.

This was an increase of 16% according to an analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy statistics done by Bloomberg Green.

The new charging stations were installed not just in states that are booming in EV sales but also states like Idaho, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee that had several new stations installed. Additionally, Florida and Texas are now the second and third states for the most charging spots, respectively. California has the most EV charging stations of any state.

Under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program, the goal is to have a public, fast charging station at least every 50 miles along the major corridors in the nation.

This program will allocate about $5 billion in federal money to deploy the charging network nationally to urban as well as rural locations. This money is set to begin deployment for these EV stations this year so it is very likely 2024 will grow the number of chargers substantially across the U.S.

Meanwhile, as they wait for the national EV charging network expands, automotive OEMs are leaning on Tesla Motors’ Supercharger network, also known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), for its fleet of EVs that are already on the road and will be sold in the coming years.

Nearly every automotive OEM has signed an agreement with Tesla to use the Superchargers including:

  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Rivian
  • Volvo
  • Polestar
  • Subaru
  • Lucid Group
  • Fisker
  • Honda
  • Jaguar
  • Toyota
  • BMW
  • Kia
  • Hyundai
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