Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Nicholas Kacher

Reader 2

Sean Flynn


Electric Vehicles (EVs) serve as alternatives to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This study employs a fixed effect panel regression to explore the relationship between the quantity of plug-in EVs and the quantity of charging stations at a state level. The research objective is to uncover patterns and correlations in EV adoption and charging infrastructure development in the United States. Our findings reveal that there is a strong positive correlation between the number of registered EVs and the number of charging stations. However, it is crucial to acknowledge that various endogenous factors influence EV adoption. The study makes a significant contribution by offering a valuable perspective on the need for continued development of charging infrastructure to effectively reduce carbon emissions. While the results provide valuable insights, it should be noted that the study's scope is limited to years 2016 through 2022 and the United States.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.