The innovation that could speed up the rollout of electric vehicles

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Experts have explored the benefits of existing utility pole and streetlight infrastructure to install EV chargers. Image: UNSPLASH/Andrew Roberts

Vishant Kothari
Manager, Electric Vehicle-Grid Integration, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Emmett Werthmann
Electric Mobility Research Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
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a map showing planned and installed pole mounted deployments in U.S. cities in 2021
Only LA has scaled the pole mounted chargers solution. Image: WRI

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