The Edison Electric Institute announced the formation of the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), which merges the Electric Highway Coalition and the Midwest Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Collaboration, and includes other electric companies across the U.S.
Currently, NEHC consists of 51 investor-owned electric companies, one electric cooperative and the Tennessee Valley Authority. The coalition said it is committed to providing electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging ports that will allow the public and business fleets to drive EVs with confidence along major U.S. travel corridors by the end of 2023.
“EEI and our member companies are leading the clean energy transformation, and electric transportation is key to reducing carbon emissions across our economy,” said EEI president Tom Kuhn. “With the formation of the National Electric Highway Coalition, we are committed to investing in and providing the charging infrastructure necessary to facilitate electric vehicle growth and to helping alleviate any remaining customer range anxiety.”
To date, EEI’s member companies have invested more than $3 billion in programs and projects to deploy EV charging infrastructure and to accelerate electric transportation. As EV sales continue to grow, EEI estimates that more than 100,000 EV fast charging ports will be needed to support the projected 22 million EVs that will be on U.S. roads in 2030.