Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) have emerged as one of the leading clean vehicle technologies being adopted by consumers and fleets. Transportation electrification is gaining recognition and momentum across the country as electric utilities of all size and type are planning for the coming market shift toward electric vehicles. Leading the way in many parts of the country are the nation’s electric cooperatives. Electric cooperatives are member-owned non-profit organizations that supply electricity to 42 million people, operate 42% of U.S. electric distribution infrastructure and serve 56% of the nation’s land area. Represented by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), electric cooperatives are developing the rates, programs, and business models that will facilitate the transportation electrification transition across much of the country.
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