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Survey Reveals District of Columbia Residents Overwhelmingly Support Advancing Electric Charging Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 24, 2018) – The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today released a survey, conducted by Morning Consult, that found an overwhelming majority of District of Columbia (D.C.) residents support advancing an electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Washington, D.C. The survey results show a vast majority of residents believe an EV charging network would have a positive impact on the District’s environment and economy.

According to the survey, 45 percent of D.C. residents believe vehicles of the future will be powered by electricity, and 57 percent believe D.C. vehicles should be powered by electricity.

“This survey clearly indicates that Washingtonians have a great interest in electric vehicle adoption and strongly support advancing an EV charging network in the District,” said EEI Executive Vice President of Public Policy and External Affairs Brian Wolff. “As demand for EVs continues to grow, local electric companies will play a critical role in making necessary investments to deploy, own, and operate charging infrastructure for the benefit of customers. Investing in EV infrastructure is a win for customers, the economy, and our environment.”

Additional key findings from the survey include:

  • 61 percent of D.C. residents believe that EVs are practical for everyday use.
  • 4 in 5 D.C. residents support an EV charging network.
  • 72 percent of D.C. residents believe an EV charging network will have positive impacts on the environment.
Morning Consult conducted online surveys of approximately 502 adults in Washington, D.C., from June 12-27, 2018. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
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