U.S. households ready for "significant" electric vehicle uptake, says study
Totalling some 49.6 billion homes, the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey showed suitability is focused on specific areas and housing types. Newer houses, built after 1990, were most likely to have suitable spaces to charge an electric vehicle, and 65% of homes with incomes over $80,000 per year were able to do so.
Regionally, the Northeeast had one of the lowest percentage of houses, at 40%, while the Midwest was one of the best at 60%. And although apartments are usually considered unsuitable for electric vehicles, 14% of those surveyed parked within the 20ft radius of an electrical outlet.For more of the latest industry news, click here.