DOE to use J.D. Power Electric Vehicle Index as EV market benchmark

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will use the J.D. Power EV Index to help establish benchmarks and monitor ongoing development of EV infrastructure nationwide.

Consumer intelligence specialist J.D. Power’s EV Index is an analytics tool designed to deliver detailed data on EV infrastructure development and consumer experience with public charging networks at the Zip Code level across the country. It tracks millions of data points to evaluate the progress to parity of EVs with ICE vehicles in the US. The monthly report will provide the DOE with information on regional trends in infrastructure growth and potential barriers to widespread adoption.

“Reliable EV charging infrastructure is a cornerstone to widespread consumer adoption of EVs,” said Michael Berube, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Transportation and Fuels at the DOE. “It is critical that we consistently evaluate detailed trends in the availability of public chargers, specific obstacles consumers face with the existing charging network, and regional variations in consumer demand.”

“The EV space is moving so quickly that the major policy, strategy and regulatory decisions that are being made today have the power to dramatically alter the future of the automobile,” said Doug Betts, President of the J.D. Power Automotive Division. “We created the EV Index to help key stakeholders make informed decisions based on the most comprehensive data available.”

Source: J.D. Power

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