Protecting Public Health: Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging and the Healthcare Industry

Stephen Lommele, Carrie Ryder

Research output: NRELBrochure


In 2014, the U.S. transportation sector consumed more than 13 million barrels of petroleum a day, approximately 70% of all domestic petroleum consumption. Internal combustion engine vehicles are major sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs), smog-forming compounds, particulate matter, and other air pollutants. Widespread use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, including plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), can reduce our national dependence on petroleum and decrease the emissions that impact our air quality and public health. Healthcare organizations are major employers and community leaders that are committed to public well-being and are often early adopters of employer best practices. A growing number of hospitals are offering PEV charging stations for employees to help promote driving electric vehicles, reduce their carbon footprint, and improve local air quality.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-5400-67252

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102016-4916


  • Clean Cities
  • Electric Vehicles
  • EV Everywhere
  • EVs
  • Healthcare
  • Workplace Charging Challenge


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