EV Charging Stations Destroy Hydrogen 9,010 to 56 in the US, How Did Your State Do?

MAY 11 2012 BY JAY COLE 10

Over the past two decades and estimated 15 billion dollars has cumulatively gone into hydrogen research, rollout and infrastructure.  President Bush’s “Freedom Fuel Initiative” alone pumped 1.2 billion dollar into the pipeline to bring 100,000, cost neutral to gas, hydrogen cars onto US roads by 2010.

The most recent tally of alternative fueling stations by the Department of Energy indicate that might have been a bit naive…either that, or there one heck of a long lineup at those 56 hydrogen fueling stations.

Here is the breakdown of adoption of various charging station platforms  in the US:

Electric-9,010
Propane-2,662
85% Ethanol-2,498
Compressed Natural Gas-992
Biodiesel-617
Hydrogen-56
Liquefied Natural Gas-47

*Electric charging units are counted once for each outlet available and does not include residential electric charging infrastructure.  Totals by State is the total number of fuel types available at stations. Stations are counted once for each type of fuel available.

While electric charging has just recently taken the lead in the US for alt-energy re-fueling stating, that lead has been geowing at a tremendous rate over the past 18 months.

The rollout of various platforms are no where near geographically even, the following is a list of stations by type and location by state:

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10 Comments on "EV Charging Stations Destroy Hydrogen 9,010 to 56 in the US, How Did Your State Do?"

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Then add the 15,000 to 20,000 level 2 charging stations that are in private homes and while you’re at it lets count every 120v outlet too. Charging an EV at 120v isn’t the most effective way in most circumstances, but it does get the job done. There are even applications like long term parking at airports where 120v charging is suited perfectly for. We don’t need long banks of 240v EVSE’s at airports, since most parking is for at least 24 hours anyway. A couple would be nice, for people that are picking up/dropping off someone and need a little more juice to get home, but the vast majority of airport parking could be accomplished very easily and inexpensively.

LewG

That chart is out of date. We have more EV charging in the metro-Atlanta area than listed for the whole state. Walgreens drug stores are installing level 2 charging at all of their privately owned locations.

LewG

Oh BTW, THANK YOU Walgreens!!!!!

No surprise Kentucky has no EV charging stations and 32 for E85 (Kentucky’s not really even well suited for growing corn except a few spots out West).

They have alot of coal and alot of it low-sulphur so I’m surprised I never hear more about that, although I’m happy that EV seems clearly the choice over E85 and the others.

Jay: Looked for a link to the original DoE source data in this article but couldn’t find one.

For readers who may want the very latest numbers, the DoE’s continually-updated list is here: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/stations_counts.html