What do you get when a state creates a tax incentive to build alternative fuel filling stations and a major auto manufacturer is forced to give away millions for making excessively polluting vehicles? In less than a year, Oklahoma has built the most electric vehicle charging stations per capita.
Getting there was no small task. Governmental organizations such as the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (Oklahoma City) and the Indian Nations Council of Governments (Tulsa) along with utilities and private businesses have met on a regular basis since before the incentives aligned.
Through their collaboration, Oklahoma was ready to maximize its investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and create a network only seen previously on the coasts.
Success lies in putting stations where people want to go and having enough chargers to accommodate an increase in drivers.
Almost all of the stations in Oklahoma have two to six charging points along with the infrastructure to double the number of chargers immediately. When you get a chance, flip on over to PlugShare and look for Oklahoma hiding under station location pins!