RMI Surveys State of EV-Ready Cities in America
The success of electric vehicles depends on a number of variables, including a robust charging infrastructure, consumer education and government support. The Rocky Mountain Institute's Project Get Ready is preparing cities throughout North America by convening regional stakeholders to make their cities EV-friendly.
PGR partner cities start with "the menu," a list of 15 mandatory and 10 optional actions a city can take to become EV-ready, such as committing to procuring a certain number of vehicles, installing smart grid meters and ensuring a quick permit turnaround time for charging station installation.
Averaging a city's progress in the mandatory actions gives an overall estimation of EV readiness. More importantly, the ratings help RMI understand where a city could use help. For example, if Houston is a "4" and Rhode Island is a "1" in the same category, then PGR can connect the two cities to help bring Rhode Island up to speed.
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