What Can We Do?
Municipalities are leaders in the ongoing expansion of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure (i.e. charging stations). As purchase prices of electric vehicles continue to fall while their technology and performance subsequently improves, electrification becomes not just a feasible option, but a logical one. Strategic implementation of public charging stations will encourage residents to consider making their next vehicle purchase an electric one, and also expand access of personal vehicles to communities that otherwise may not be able to afford the cost of vehicle ownership. Most importantly, several federal- and state-level funding opportunities exist to aid municipalities in facilitating community electrification.