By 2030, 100 percent of our active light-duty fleet vehicles will be electric. We strive to advance electrification initiatives by embracing technology that enhances our purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build stronger communities.
As an industry leader in electrification, we recently announced we joined the Ameren-led coalition to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging across the Midwest. This first-of-its-kind collaboration among Midwest energy companies is committed in good faith to building a large, collaborative network of EV charging stations. We’re proud to keep the momentum going and do our part to further extend the network.
As of September 2021, there are two million EVs on U.S. roads. This number is expected to increase to 18.7 million by 2030. To meet the demand, an estimated 9.6 million public EV charging stations will be needed, but only about 100,000 stations are in service today. With an expanded charging network, EV drivers will be able to travel from Wisconsin to Texas, and many routes in between, with plenty of locations to recharge along the way.
“We understand the critical need for more charging stations available at convenient locations,” said David de Leon, president of Alliant Energy's Wisconsin energy company. “By signing on to this collaboration, we can help increase the EV infrastructure necessary to assure customers that they will be able to charge up no matter where they are driving. In the long-run our customers and the communities we serve all benefit from a cleaner energy future.”