Adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), has become a priority for the government because of the constant threat of climate change. Over the years, government monetary incentives like tax credits, tax rebates, and other monetary subsidies are the leading way to increase electric vehicle sales in the United States. While these incentives are necessary to combat the high costs of electric vehicles (EVs), there hasn’t been too much attention given to combat range anxiety. Since EVs are run on lithium-ion batteries, there is a limited range for different EVs, with the maximum being around 400 miles on a full charge. Charging Infrastructure is a way to reduce range anxiety and further incentivize EVs in the United States. Many states have different incentives for private gas station owners to build charging stations to increase EVs in a state. I use an Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) model to see the impact of charging infrastructure on EV registration from the year 2018- 2022 on a county level in 13 states. In order to see the true effect of charging infrastructure, I control for monetary incentives using state * year interaction fixed effects, total vehicle registration in each of the counties, income, and population. I find that Charging Infrastructure has a positive significant relationship with EV registrations.
Parekh, Shubh N.
"Impact of Charging Infrastructure on Electric Vehicle Sales: An Analysis from Counties in 13 US States,"
Gettysburg Economic Review: Vol. 12, Article 7.
Available at: https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/ger/vol12/iss1/7