Last year, BMW and Volkswagen partnered with ChargePoint, an operator of electric vehicle charging stations across the U.S., with the goal of installing almost 100 high-speed charging stations for various electric vehicle brands along heavy-traffic routes. These charging stations are now open along two of the busiest stretches of highway in the country: the Northeast Corridor (along I-95) and the West Coast (on I-5 and Highway 101).
Chevrolet announced recently that its 2017 Bolt EV has achieved a federally tested range of 238 miles per charge. That number is enough to travel, in theory, from Riverside, California to Las Vegas or from New York to Washington DC without stopping to recharge.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use Expected To Increase
Recent reports have indicated that alternative fuel vehicle use will continue to grow. Information Trends recently reported that they anticipate over 20 million hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be sold cumulatively worldwide by 2032. A separate report from Navigant Research states that they expect 40 million light-duty natural gas vehicles will be on roads worldwide by 2025.