EV Public Charging Stations Outnumber Flex-Fuel Outlets


- December 10, 2011

The num­ber of flex-fuel vehi­cles is far greater than plug-ins on U.S. roads today, but pub­lic charg­ing sta­tions for the 16,500 elec­tric cars out­num­ber out­lets for alter­na­tive motor fuels by almost two to one. EV dri­vers can choose from 4,448 pub­lic charg­ing sta­tions, but only 2,468 sta­tions are avail­able to fill up the 7.6 mil­lion vehi­cles that can run on either E85 or tra­di­tion­al gaso­line. Under a fed­er­al pro­gram, Eco­tal­i­ty received funds to install 14,000 more charg­ers in 18 met­ro­pol­i­tan areas in six states and DC.