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EV Charging Statistics

In this section you will find various statistics on the number of US public charging stations, locations and and ranking of the US charging networks.

December 31, 2021

The number of DC fast chargers (ports) grew by more than 4,200, an increase of 24 percent at the end of 2021 versus year-end 2020, according to new EVAdoption, LLC analysis based on Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) data.The 4,216 new DC fast chargers was well below the 13,883 Level 2 charger growth over the same period, however the number of Level 2 chargers with a much larger base grew at a lower rate of 18 percent. With $7.5 billion earmarked for three different EV charging infrastructure programs plus the DOE loan program and a doubling of new EV sales in the US, we expect even greater growth in 2022. The number of Level 2 chargers could grow to 105,000 to 110,000 and DC fast chargers to 27,000 to 30,000.

The major charging networks including Tesla Supercharger (DC fast charging) and Destination Charging (Level 2), Electrify America, EVgo, and ChargePoint will account for the bulk of the growth in 2022, however convenience store chains such as 7-Eleven and CircleK along with regional networks such as Francis Energy and EVRange will also help fuel growth especially of DC fast chargers.

December 31, 2020

As of December 31, 2020 there were a total of 96,536 public charging ports – including Level 1, Level 2, and DC fast chargers. With 30,451 locations, the average ports per location across all charger types was 3.16.

Level 1 Level 2 DCFC Total US Public Charging Dec-31-2020-AFDC

Across the 3 types of charging, Level 2 clearly dominates in the US with 4.45 the number of ports and 5.97 the number of locations as DC fast chargers. 


Notes on the AFDC Data

The data in the Alternative Fueling Station Locator is gathered and verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which obtains information about new stations from trade media, Clean Cities coordinators, a Submit New Station form on the Station Locator website, and through collaborating with infrastructure equipment and fuel providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and industry groups.

The Station Locator imports AeroVironment, Blink, ChargePoint, EVgo, and SemaCharge network station data directly from these networks on a daily basis.

Existing stations in the database are contacted at least once a year on an established schedule to verify they are still operational and providing the fuel specified. Based on an established data collection schedule, the database is updated on an ongoing basis. Stations that are no longer operational or no longer provide alternative fuel are removed from the database as they are identified.

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