BofA to Offer Financing for Residential Electric Vehicle Chargers
CHARLOTTE, NC – Bank of America announced today that it will offer consumers the option of financing their residential electric vehicle chargers alongside their auto loans. Based on growing client demand for streamlined solutions that make driving an electric car easier and more convenient, Bank of America now offers dealers and manufacturers the option of letting consumers finance these chargers.
Demand for the charging units, by which drivers charge their cars at home, is expected to grow in the U.S. to nearly 27.5 million by 2030, up from just 1.3 million in 2021.1 At-home charging stations range in price from $200 to $2,000 in the U.S.
“We aim to help people ‘go electric’ by providing financing for this critical accessory, which allows clients to charge their vehicles in their own homes and at convenient times,” said Fabien Thierry, head of Consumer Vehicle Products for Bank of America.
The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law in August 2022, “provided a significant investment in clean energy and transportation technologies, including a broad array of EV incentives, and is expected to accelerate consumer demand,” Thierry added. Electric vehicles (EV) on U.S. roads are expected reach 26.4 million by 2030, substantially higher than the 2.4 million at the end of 2021.2
Bank of America works with over 10,000 dealers and multiple EV manufacturers nationwide. Clients interested in financing the cost of their electric vehicle chargers should check with their dealer to see if this option is available.
Bank of America has set tangible sustainable finance goals and has made measurable progress towards them. In 2021, the bank set a goal to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in financing activities, operations and supply chain before 2050. As part of the company’s commitment to deploy $1.5 trillion in sustainable finance by 2030, the Bank mobilized and deployed approximately $250 billion of capital aligned with the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDGs) in 2021.
This financing initiative is the latest in a series of actions the Bank has taken to facilitate the transition to electric cars:
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 68 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 3,900 retail financial centers, approximately 15,000 ATMs (automated teller machines) and award-winning digital banking with approximately 56 million verified digital users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BAC).
Susan Atran, Bank of America
1 Statista – McKinsey April 2022