Eight US governors are poised to significantly expand the EV charging infrastructure in their states. Colorado governor John Hickenlooper told the National Governors Association at its annual Energy Innovation Summit in Denver recently that Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Wyoming will band together to build EV charging stations along 11 major transportation corridors that link their states together.
Colorado, Utah, and Nevada had already agreed to cooperate on charging infrastructure. Now four more states have joined the coalition, bringing the total number of miles covered by the plan from 2,000 to 5,000. Over 20,000 electric cars are now on the road in those seven states, half of them in Colorado. The Centennial State has the highest EV incentive in the US — $5,000 — and is the only state to extend its electric car incentive program to used EV buyers.