The EV Hub is constantly adding new data and tools to enhance the user experience and track these dynamic issues across the sector. As part of this effort, Atlas publishes data stories on our website to highlight our team’s key insights. These stories are often inspired by media coverage and lean heavily on data from EV Hub dashboards and key external resources. 

  • January 12, 2023

    As the electric vehicle (EV) market continues to heat up, automakers are going all in on electrification. Vehicle manufacturers and battery makers plan to invest $860 billion globally by 2030 in the transition to EVs. Nearly a quarter, $210 billion, is expected to be invested in the United States, more than in any other [...]

  • September 2, 2022

    This data story seeks to put the unprecedented scale of recent federal EV investments in historical context.

  • January 28, 2022

    To-date, investor-owned utilities (IOUs) have been approved to invest more in transportation electrification than the total funding from state and local governments. IOUs have been approved to invest more than $3.3 billion in things like charging infrastructure, EV education and awareness, and in some cases vehicle purchases. For comparison, state and local governments have [...]

  • September 24, 2021

    Figure 1: Running Tallies from Sample of Utility Progress Reports Programs Reviewed of Total Approved Programs Dollars Spent (millions) Level 2 Ports Installed DC Fast Chargers Installed MDHD Chargers Installed (inc. School Bus Chargers) School Bus Chargers Installed Multi-Unit Dwelling Chargers Installed Workplace Chargers Installed Chargers Installed for Fleets Customers Enrolled in [...]

  • July 9, 2021

    Figure 1: Planned investment in underserved communities by investor-owned utilities (Top 10) Source: EV Hub In the first half of 2021, electric utilities were approved to invest more than $44 million in underserved communities led by filings from San Diego Gas and Electric and Xcel Energy Colorado. New investment this year [...]

  • June 1, 2021

    For the back half of the 2010s, state governments were at the helm of transportation electrification funding and policy in the United States. Funding for EVs and EV charging exploded in 2018 with more than 95 percent of the $2 billion in all-time state government funding for EVs and EV charging occurring between 2018 [...]

  • May 7, 2021

    State EV policy activity has skyrocketed over the last five years with more than twice as many EV policies enacted in 2020 compared to 2015. The effects of these policies on the EV market range from stimulating adoption, like vehicle rebates, to punitive, like some annual EV registration fees. Passenger EV sales in the [...]

  • December 21, 2020

    Electric utility investment in underserved communities has more than doubled since the end of 2019. This surge was driven by two major approvals in 2020, one for Southern California Edison and another spread across six of the seven investor-owned utilities in New York. The increasing allocation of investment to underserved communities signals a recognition [...]

  • July 10, 2020

    A previous version of this story said that Texas had not awarded any VW settlement funding to EVs. The state has made one award to electric school buses that was made in April 2020. We regret the error. The coronavirus pandemic threw the global economy into a tailspin in early 2020 as supply chains [...]

  • January 13, 2020

    Engagement from electric utilities in transportation electrification is on the rise and approved investment now totals almost $1.4 billion, 80 percent of which has occurred in the last two years. The ratio of approved elements of programs (filings) on the EV Hub Utility Filings Dashboard reveals a “batting average.” Cumulatively, utilities are batting 0.771, [...]

  • December 2, 2019

    Electric utilities have the opportunity to act as leaders in the effort to expand transportation electrification in underserved communities. These communities are an important focus for utilities because they often face disproportionate harm from transportation emissions and utilities as companies that serve the public are well positioned to ensure all segments of society benefit [...]

  • October 7, 2019

    Correction: An earlier version of this data story stated that Michigan announced that it will dedicate $13 million of VW Settlement funds to electric school buses. This has been corrected to reflect that Michigan announced it will dedicate $4.2 million of VW Settlement funds to electric school buses.   School is back in session [...]

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