The use of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is on the rise, and while the majority of EV owners are able to charge their vehicles at home, many have no access to charging stations at their workplace. In 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge with a five-year goal to achieve a tenfold increase in the number of U.S. employers offering charging at their workplace.
VEIC became a Workplace Charging Challenge Partner on May 30th, 2014 when Executive Director Scott Johnstone signed the official Challenge Pledge. Partners commit to assessing the EV charging needs of their employees, to taking action by implementing the necessary infrastructure, and to sharing their progress and success. VEIC has already taken steps to fulfill this commitment with the installation of two EV charging stations at its headquarters in Burlington, Vermont. More than 15 Burlington-based VEIC employees own a plug-in vehicle and are now able to charge their car at work. With this added convenience, and VEIC’s continuous support of cleaner commuting options, the use of this infrastructure is expected to grow.
Learn more about VEIC’s promotion of electric vehicles and transportation efficiency.