Electric vehicles in West Virginia

Why EVs and solar?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly becoming a more affordable and lower maintenance option than traditional gasoline- or diesel-fueled cars for West Virginians.

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EVs and solar in West Virginia

West Virginia has seen a slow electric vehicle adoption rate, with just about 550 EVs bought between 2011 and 2016. The state does not offer EV owners any electric vehicle incentives or exemptions from HOV restrictions or annual inspections. The state passed a law requiring electric vehicle owners to pay an annual $200 fee and plug-in hybrid vehicle owners to pay an annual $100 fee. West Virginia’s allocation of VW settlement funds is $12 million, but it is not yet clear how the state government will proceed with developing a plan to spend the money.

Electric Vehicle Charging Guide

EV chargers are classified into three categories: level 1, level 2, and level 3 (DC Fast charging). The categories are defined by the power and rate at which they charge a vehicle, and the electric infrastructure required for installation and operation.
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