NASEO Releases Electric Vehicle Charging Needs Assessment

Utah Clean Cities Coalition and National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) release the “Electric Vehicle Charging Needs Assessment,” a report that identifies needs and opportunities for electric vehicle (EV) fast charging in rural and underserved areas of the intermountain west.

The Assessment was developed in partnership with the CORWest project, a three-year initiative to support EV infrastructure investment and educational opportunities in rural and underserved areas of the intermountain west, with an emphasis on gateway communities to national parks and other recreational destinations in the region. The CORWest project is a collaboration of the REV West states and Clean Cities Coalitions throughout the region. 

The Assessment summarizes key findings from a questionnaire administered to over 500 local governments, electric service providers, and parks or tourism representatives in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, and also reviews EV registration and mapping data to identify infrastructure gaps and other challenges to EV charging deployment in the region. The questionnaire results confirmed that “range anxiety,” lack of infrastructure near recreation sites, and the cost of the vehicles and stations remain significant barriers to EV infrastructure investment. In addition, respondents across the region cited the need for information and education campaigns, including highway signage, EV-focused tourism campaigns, and ride-and-drives. The report includes a summary of potential actions state agencies and Clean Cities Coalitions in the west can take to address these barriers and advance EV deployment.

To download the Assessment, click here.


WEBINAR: The Facts on Fuel Cell Electric Trucks – Part 1

Register today to join ACT News, in partnership with the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC), on Tuesday, April 14 at 1 pm PT for part one of a two-part complimentary webinar series on the facts surrounding fuel cell electric trucks (FCETs).

Today, industry-leading logistics companies and delivery fleets including Anheuser-Busch, UPS, and FedEx, as well as regional truck fleets like TTSI, are investing big in zero-emission FCETs. What’s driving these companies to adopt hydrogen fuel cell technology? Part one of this webinar series will present the promising, pre-commercial data for FCETs, along with presentations from a heavy-duty truck OEM, and a real-world FCET user.

Participate in this webinar to gain insight into:

  • An overview into CHBC’s new fact sheet on FCETs and background on the current policy landscape
  • The benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology and calculating its total cost of ownership
  • The perspective from a heavy-duty truck OEM
  • A leading fleet’s business case for converting to FCETs

Hydrogen + Fuel Cells International at North America Smart Energy Week

Join the premier gathering of hydrogen and fuel cells professionals in North America, co-located with Solar Power International and Energy Storage International during North America Smart Energy Week, and showcase the versatility of hydrogen and fuel cells applications for utilities, microgrids, electric vehicles and infrastructure, and more. See how it all ties together at North America’s largest energy event.