Electric vehicle (EV) adoption has taken off and is expected to represent as much as one-third of the world’s motor fleet within 20 years (Morsy 2018). As EV adoption grows, the distribution and deployment of charging infrastructure becomes of critical importance. New issues arise and new policy and regulation must be developed to support this build-out. Financial incentives are one of the policy tools being used to support the deployment of EV charging infrastructure to meet the growing demand. In this paper, I will analyze the deployment of EV charging infrastructure over time and the related financial incentives. The aim of our analysis is to answer how have financial incentives for charging infrastructure influenced charging infrastructure deployment? Do incentives favor the deployment of fast-charging infrastructure over slower options?
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions