PG&E Launches Country’s Largest Utility-Sponsored EV Charging Program

By [email protected] After years of bargaining, Pacific Gas & Electric officially launched its EV Charge Network pilot program on Wednesday.

It’s the largest utility-sponsored EV charging program in the country. The results could offer lessons on the best path forward for other states that hope to implement EV adoption at the scale of the country’s largest market. California has 6.65 electric cars per 1,000 people, but infrastructure remains a persistent barrier to large-scale EV uptake in the state and around the U.S. Many argue that utilities hold the key.

PG&E’s program includes 7,500 Level 2 chargers and a budget of $130 million.

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