Survey: Local governments see EV charging as costly, lower-priority

May 7, 2024 Green Car Reports

More local governments across Michigan see EV charging as a relevant issue, but the number is still fairly low, according to a new University of Michigan survey, and those interested in EV charging see cost as a barrier. While the survey is Michigan-specific, it's the traditional hub of the auto industry and probably represents a greater awareness in rural areas of EV tech versus other states. Conducted last fall, it increased interest from local governments compared to a previous study conducted in 2019, but still leaves some room for improvement.