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Welcome to the MPO's Virtual Open House

Project name:
Electric Vehicle (EV) Inventory & Preliminary

New Location Study

Open House Period:
June 18 - July 19, 2024

Virtual Online Public Meeting #1

 

https://meet.google.com/azh-wycz-vad

Or dial: (US) +1 470-655-0376
PIN: 207 055 965#

Date: June 25, 2024, Tuesday

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Virtual Online Public Meeting #2

 

https://meet.google.com/azh-wycz-vad

Or dial: (US) +1 470-655-0376
PIN: 207 055 965#

Date: July 1, 2024, Monday
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Why did we do this study?
 

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular, offering a more sustainable and cost-effective way to travel. But to make the switch to electricity truly convenient, we need a robust charging station network. To be at the forefront of a sustainable transportation future, the MPO is developing this study with the following in mind: 

 

Environmental Benefits: EVs produce significantly fewer emissions compared to gasoline vehicles. By understanding our charging needs, we can encourage wider EV adoption, leading to cleaner air and a healthier environment.


Energy Independence: EVs rely on electricity, which can be sourced from renewable sources like solar or wind. This reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and fosters energy security.


Economic Growth: The EV industry is rapidly growing. By building a robust charging infrastructure, we can attract EV-oriented businesses and create new job opportunities in the MMMPO area.

 

What is the purpose?

 

By assessing the current state of EVs and charging stations in Monongalia County, the primary purpose of this study is to forecast future demand and strategically plan for new infrastructure. This ensures we have a charging network to accommodate the growing number of EVs on the road. Another purpose of this study is to provide basic information regarding EV charging stations and pertinent federal regulations. 
 

What is included?

 

The study includes three sections. 

  • Section one - EV Charging Infrastructure Basic - covers EV education, charging infrastructure, strategic location selections, and federal standards. 

  • Section two - Status and Need Assessment - delves into the current status of EVs and charging ports in Monongalia County, presenting data on existing infrastructure while forecasting future needs using US DOT and US DOE tools. 

  • Section three - Preliminary Recommendations - identifies potential locations for new charging ports to meet the rising demand for electric mobility. 

How can you help? 

 

Your input is crucial for the success of this project! Here's how you can get involved:

  • Explore the project materials on the webpage: Suggest potential locations for new charging stations and share your comments on existing infrastructure.

  • Take the Short Survey: Let us know about your EV usage, charging preferences, and any concerns you may have.

  • Spread the Word: Share this webpage with your friends, family, and neighbors to encourage wider community participation.

Share your comments
Are you a resident in the Morgantown Monongalia area ?
Do you own or intend to own an electric vehicle?
Which public EV charging station locations are most important for you?

Thanks for your input!

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