EV charging: What’s good for the planet is also good for business

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ChargePoint Express Plus in front of Food Mart

On this 54th official Earth Day, we’re sharing our gratitude for our partners on this electric journey. Life moves so fast – and then you throw in the speed of innovation and the EV Revolution. It feels good to take a step back and appreciate how far we’ve come together and still will go.

EV charging is good for people

We’re grateful as living, breathing human beings for EVs and EV charging. EV charging has too many human benefits to count. Recent research by the American Lung Association is hard to beat. According to the American Lung Association, switching to zero-emission vehicles and a decarbonized electrical grid by 2050 could mean:

  • 2.79 million fewer pediatric asthma attacks
  • 147,000 fewer pediatric acute bronchitis cases
  • 2.67 million fewer cases of pediatric upper respiratory symptoms
  • 1.87 million fewer cases of pediatric lower respiratory symptoms
  • 508 infant lives saved

These health benefits are for children in the United States alone, creating more than $1.2 trillion in total health benefits in the U.S. by 2050. Imagine what the health benefits of electrification look like on a global scale – when we all charge forward together.

EV charging is good for business and partners

One of the things we love most about EV charging is that what’s good for the planet is also good for businesses and partners. You don’t have to choose. From lowering operating costs to attracting new customers, EV charging is a great business strategy for industries ranging from hospitality and food and beverage to commercial real estate and transit. Another way to measure the positive business impact of EVs and EV charging is through job creation. Since the Inflation Reduction Act passed in 2022, companies have invested $85 billion in new EV and battery manufacturing and supply chain facilities, resulting in 82,000 new jobs in the U.S. A recent study by the International Council on Clean Transportation also estimates that the rise of charging infrastructure will create more than 160,000 jobs in the U.S. by 2032.

The rise of EVs is catalyzing the creation of new jobs and enterprises across sectors, including the re-tooling and re-skilling of jobs that have been around for over a hundred years, like electricians. Adjacent job creation is happening across the EV economic ecosystem, from manufacturing and sales to installation and maintenance. Consider the large ripple effects now that countless countries and companies worldwide are making big investments in EV charging. It all adds up to something big and hopeful together.

EV charging is good for the planet

While not just benefiting people, all living creatures, global economies, businesses, governments and society, EV charging is good for the planet we call home. A recent study estimates that the life cycle emissions from EVs are potentially more than 70% less than gasoline and diesel vehicles. Since transportation is the largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, electrifying how we move is a high-impact lifestyle choice that directly impacts climate change in our daily lives and business decisions. Globally, investing in EV charging is a big deal for our planet, the one true home we all share.

So many different people, organizations and countries are joining the EV revolution journey. From hotel chains to real estate developers, from convenience stores to breweries, local governments to county fleets, this collective transformation in how we power our lives, including how we move essential people, goods and services every day, both near and far, is really a group project dependent on so many shared choices. Like nature, the EV Revolution reminds us how interconnected we all are. From how we get to work to the air we breathe, from a small-town government that invests in public chargers to the local auto dealer that sells affordable EVs, every choice we make adds up to this collective global transformation that benefits everyone. It truly is a case of high tides raising all ships. Or rather, charged batteries fueling all fleets!

Join us in celebrating Earth Day this year by taking a minute to appreciate how far we’ve all come together in the electrification journey – and how far we still will go.

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