The United States and Canada are each moving forward, aggressively, to electrify transportation in preparation for the future of EVs. But who’s winning the race? Is the path to better EV infrastructure even a race at all? Our research into EV charging infrastructure in these neighboring nations shows how both countries are faring. Check out our findings!
Canada’s government offers a lot more subsidies for prospective EV buyers than the U.S., which may reflect the country’s values and deep commitment to sustainability. As such, we see that our neighbor to the north offers more public charging, more of the time, relative to the number of stations that exist.
Meanwhile, the U.S. has more stations overall. U.S. subsidies do exist here as well, but more charging stations for owners to plug in are available for private use only.
Similarly, the travel and restaurant industries in both countries lead the pack in offering public EV charging. An interesting development that we’re excited to watch as the industry moves forward.
Will these trends continue as 2020 unfolds? We shall see! Stay tuned for more EV infrastructure info to emerge, as the BlastPoint team’s research into the industry moves forward.