Electric Vehicles

Co-op EVolution: Notable EV Trends to Watch

CoBank regularly shares new industry insights, reports, podcasts and other resources to help electric co-ops evaluate the challenges and opportunities in the evolving EV market.

Notable EV Trend Indicators

While 2023 marked a record year for EV adoption, some cooling is expected in 2024 due to:

  • High interest rates for vehicle financing
  • Consumer concerns around pricing, charging infrastructure and battery range
  • Some domestic automakers signaling a pause on EV investments
  • The 2024 presidential election

EV Webinar Co-hosted by Paulsen

Safeguarding Your Electric Cooperative’s Brand & Reputation Risk Amidst the EV Revolution Webinar from August 16, 2023.

Watch the Recording |  Download the Slide Deck

Beacon Co-op EV Readiness Assessment Report

Beacon Co-op EV Readiness Assessment Report

Hundreds of co-ops attended our EV breakfast in Nashville during the 2022 NRECA PowerXchange.

Download our EV Report  

Electric Cooperative School Bus Initiative

Collaborating to provide streamlined education, support and access to rural school districts seeking support in school bus electrification.

About BEL  |  Peer perspectives    |  $1 billion Fed rebate  

A Toolkit for Rural EV Adoption

Industry experts from Ford Motor Company, CKenergy, NRECA and CoBank came together and shared a broad range of EV programs and initiatives.

Watch the full breakout session recording

Lease Programs for EVs & Charging Stations

Lease Programs for EVs & Charging Stations

Cooperatives and other eligible businesses can lease EVs and charging stations through CoBank Farm Credit Leasing

Contact your relationship manager for more information

Co-op Start

NRECA EV Resources

NRECA is closely tracking the evolution of the EV industry and is offering resources for its co-op members.

EV Overview | EV Report | Join CAVE

Power Plays

Publications and Case Studies


Christopher Shaffner
Doran Dennis
Eastern Region
Seth Hart
Western Region
Tamra Reynolds
Southern Region