Seems as though Missouri is going all out on EV charging. The evidence backs it up. Sales of plug-in passenger cars achieving a nine percent global market share of new car sales in 2021, up from more than four percent in 2020 and 2.5 percent in 2019, according to Southeast Missourian.
Consequently, the growth in numbers of local charging stations throughout Southeast Missouri has been rising as well. In fact, Southeast Missouri is seeing more activity in the first month of 2022 than it did in the last six months of 2021.
More and more charging stations are popping up all over Missouri. In fact, last month, St. Louis City Hall City Hall saw the installation of three dual-port electric vehicle charging stations. The completion of this three-year project shows St. Louis’ commitment to local sustainability priorities that make clean vehicles more accessible while on government property. These new chargers are able to support six electric vehicles, with the overall EV infrastructure having the ability to expand in the future to support additional charging stations that will serve up to 50 vehicles.
Bills and More Bills
St. Louis officials say that 30 percent of cars in the area could be electric vehicles by 2030. But there are some conflicting thoughts how this should happen and what requirements should be followed. One bill introduced last year required building owners to install EV charging stations in their new buildings, but last month, another bill was introduced that would require businesses to install chargers but only if the municipality pays, not the business owners.
Also in March, the St. Louis County Council voted to relax a recent law that requires the addition of EV charging stations to parking lots. This was in response to criticism by developers and small business owners who say it is too costly and time consuming to implement.
Missouri isn’t just pushing EV charging stations on businesses. They want homes to have them too. Brentwood, a city located in St. Louis County, is requiring all new or renovated homes to include electrical infrastructure for EV charging, according to the Missouri Independent.
The state of Missouri is considered to be ahead of the game when it comes to its EV charging station initiatives and incentives, hot on the heels of the federal government’s recent passing of a $5 billion spending bill to add EV charging stations along major highways. This is in line with President Joe Biden’s goal of making half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles, installing a vast network of 500,000 chargers to accommodate them all.
For many, this expense is seen as an investment. For others, it’s too much too soon.
What everyone does seem to agree on, however, are the benefits that electric vehicles pose.
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