Electric Vehicle Use Multiplying
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), electric vehicle (EV) registrations in the Dallas-Fort Worth region have increased by 63 percent in the last year. Dallas County shows more than 22,000 vehicles registered.
EV charging infrastructure is also growing, with close to 3,000 public charging stations across the state. Dallas County has 132 DC fast charging plugs that deliver a direct current to the battery of an EV and are commonly located at retail establishments and other popular locations. The Alternative Fuels Data Center says they can provide 100 to 200 miles of range per 30 minutes of charging.
The TxDOT has $408 million to improve the state’s charging infrastructure over the course of the next five years. Phase 1 consists of installing DC fast charging stations every 50 miles along designated alternative fuel corridors such as Interstate Highway 10, IH 20, IH 35 and IH 45. Phase 2 will focus on improving the infrastructure of rural and urban areas.
For more information, visit Tinyurl.com/Texas-EV-Map.