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Power Play: The State of Electric Vehicle Charging Station Finance

Global sales of electric vehicles (“EVs”) more than doubled in 2021 over 2020, from 3 million to 6.6 million, and sales were up 60% in the first quarter of 2022 over the same period in 2021.1 With this explosive growth in the EV market, an effective and reliable charging infrastructure will be in high demand. Financing the build-out of this infrastructure at the asset level, however, continues to be challenging. Furthermore, given the myriad nature of EV charging business models, there will not be a one-size-fits-all approach. Such complexities notwithstanding, with an increased focus on transportation electrification and the associated infrastructure, the financing models supporting each flavor of EV charging project are beginning to come into focus.

In this report, the following will be discussed:

  • Stand Alone EV Charging Stations
  • Fleet Charging
  • Muni-Transport
  • Capital Markets
  • REITs
  • Summary of Various Governmental EV Incentives

Download the full report here.

1 Leonardo Paoli & Timur Gül, Electric cars fend off supply challenges to more than double global sales, IEA (Jan. 30, 2022); Laurence lliff, U.S. EV registrations surge 60% in Q1, driven by Tesla, Ford, new Korean models, AUTOMOTIVE NEWS (May 10, 2022, 09:49 AM),

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