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How To Accelerate EV Adoption — CleanTechnica Webinar

Webinar success! We hope you tuned into our discussion on electric vehicle (EV) adoption last week. If you didn’t get a chance, fear not, you can watch the webinar below. 

Our CEO, Zachary Shahan, interviewed three experts in the field: the California Energy Commission’s Ben De Alba (Advisor to Commissioner Patty Monahan), Plug In America’s Senior Policy Manager, Peter O’Connor, and Cory Bullis, Senior Public Affairs Specialist at FLO (a leading charging network operator). They discussed a variety of questions, including several from the webinar audience, around how policy and incentives play a role in increasing EV use and purchase.

One of our big takeaways from the discussion was how important reliability is for EV charging infrastructure. Charging stations are only as helpful as they are reliable. They need to consistently be available to charge an EV. It seems like common sense, but it’s something EV charging companies, cities/counties, commercial and retail property managers, and other players involved have to take into account in a big way. We also discussed the importance and helpfulness of having more than a couple charging units at all charging stations. If you’re installing only two, there’s too much potential for an EV driver to pull up and have to wait or discover the chargers are out of service. Installations should include at least four or six stations. This helps solve for times when a unit or two may be out of order, and is also forward-thinking as more and more EVs are hitting the road.

To those who attended, those who contributed great questions, and those who watch and share the webinar recording below, thank you for being part of our relentless effort to bring more EVs and EV charging infrastructure to everyone, everywhere. We couldn’t do it without your support!

Take a look at the recorded webinar below to learn more about what still needs to be done to increase EV adoption and electrification projects, and how incentives and policy are a huge part of this process:

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