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Survey Reveals Maryland Residents Overwhelmingly Support Expansion of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in State

WASHINGTON, DC (May 14, 2018) – The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today released a survey, conducted by Morning Consult, that found an overwhelming majority of Marylanders support an expansion of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the state. The survey results show a vast majority of residents believe an EV charging network would have a significant positive impact on both Maryland’s economy and environment.

 

Despite a current lack of access to electric vehicle charging stations, 3 in 10 Marylanders polled are interested in purchasing an EV within the next 12 months.

 

“The results of this survey clearly illustrate that demand for electric vehicles in Maryland is widespread and growing,” said EEI Executive Vice President of Public Policy and External Affairs Brian Wolff. “Based on this survey, it’s apparent that investing in electric vehicle infrastructure is what residents want to improve their economy, environment, and will help their state move forward with meeting targeted emission reduction goals. Local electric companies will play a critical role in accelerating and incentivizing the adoption of EVs, in addition to making the necessary investments to deploy, own, and operate charging infrastructure for the benefit of customers.”


Additional key metrics from the report include: 

  • 76 percent of Maryland residents support advancing an EV charging network in the state.
  • 61 percent of state residents believe an EV charging network would have a positive impact on Maryland’s economy.
  • 81 percent of state residents believe an EV charging network would have a positive impact on the environment.


In February, the Maryland Public Service Commission requested public comments on electric vehicle infrastructure in the state. T
he breadth of responses led the Commission to announce an initial legislative-style hearing to further discuss the topic. The hearings will be held on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18, in Baltimore.

Morning Consult conducted online surveys of approximately 971 adults in Maryland from April 20-26, 2018. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.


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