Iowa's EV PLAN

Learn About electric vehicles in Iowa and the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan




DRIVING GROWTH


  • U.S. electric car sales jumped to a record high of over 200,000 vehicles in Q1 of 2022. EV sales continue to grow in the U.S. as automakers build more options, and consumers fuel the demand.
  • With statewide growing popularity, 5,880 EVs and hybrid vehicles were registered in Iowa as of June 2021 - at least one was registered in every county.
  • To support this growth, Iowa has over 221 EV charging locations across the state for public use.

As of April 2022, an estimated 9,400 electric and hybrid vehicles are registered in Iowa. To support the growing popularity for electric vehicles in Iowa, 270 Level 2 and Level 3 fast-charging stations are available for public use across the state. Most of these stations have more than one spot to plug in.

Iowa's Fast-Charging Stations

Charging Stations 101


CHARGING STATION - LEVEL 1

  • Residential outlet
  • 120 volts
  • Good for overnight charging
  • 2-5 miles/charging hour
  • 8+ hours for full charge
  • Billed at public utility rate
  • Charging Unit Cost: $600+

CHARGING STATION - LEVEL 2

  • Charging stations across the U.S.
  • 240 volts
  • Good for short-range charging
  • 10-20 miles/charging hour
  • 2+ hours full charge
  • Host sets billing rate
  • Charging Unit Cost: $7,000+

CHARGING STATION - LEVEL 3 / FAST CHARGER

  • Charging stations across the U.S.
  • 480 volts
  • Good for long-range charging
  • Up to 180 miles/charging hour
  • ~30 minutes for full charge
  • Host sets billing rate
  • Charging Unit Cost: $125,000+

Electric Vehicle Types

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HEVs

Low-emission vehicles that use an electric propulsion system to assist liquid fueled engines. Cannot plug-in to charge.



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PHEVs

Similar to a hybrid, but with a larger battery and electric motor. Has a fuel tank and a charging port.



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BEVs

Powered solely by an electric battery, with no gas engine parts. Most BEVs are capable of faster charging and have zero tailpipe emissions.



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FCEVs

Powered by electricity using a fuel cell powered by hydrogen. FCEVs do not plug-in for charging and have zero tailpipe emissions.


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