|Charger for Chevy Volt. Image credit: Flickr|
Zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) are a key plan to improve air quality in many parts of the country. ZEVs, electric cars specifically, are seen as an alternative to the gasoline and diesel vehicles common today. A major impediment to further adoption is the lack of public infrastructure to allow ZEV drivers to charge their vehicles. Gas stations are ubiquitous in the United States, which makes it harder for many people to skew away from using gas-powered vehicles. In California, this theory is being used to explain why adoption of ZEVs is not hitting the marks government officials expected.
For more information about this discussion, read the article at Governing.