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15 states should be prioritized for EV infrastructure, EV Council report suggests

By Dan Zukowski Photo: Victor Huang, Getty Images

The U.S. will need at least 1.8 million electric vehicle charging stations by 2030 as the number of EVs on the road grows to more than 18 million, but EV charging needs will vary greatly by state and locality, per a report released this month by the the non-advocacy research organization Fuels Institute’s Electric Vehicle Council.

08/30/22
                                                               

Who will pay for all the electric car chargers? Pretty much everyone

By Joann Muller Photo: Aida Amer, Axios

Americans nationwide will likely face higher electric bills to pay for the next stage of the country’s electric vehicle (EV) charger buildout — even if they don’t drive an EV.
Why it matters: The U.S. will need a massive investment in public charging infrastructure to match the anticipated spike in EV demand. But such capital outlays don’t make economic sense for many companies until there are more EVs on the road — which won’t happen until there are more chargers.

08/08/22
                                                               

GM gives interstate EV charging a huge boost

By Lisa Martine Jenkins Photo: Frederic J. Brown, Getty Images

Road trips in an electric vehicle are about to get easier. A lot easier. GM announced on Thursday that it plans to build a nationwide network of 2,000 DC fast chargers at up to 500 Pilot and Flying J truck stops and travel centers across the country. The automaker will do so at 50-mile intervals along major U.S. highways, essentially making electric travel as easy as its gas-powered counterpart.

07/14/22
                                                               

Electric vehicles depend on chargers — this truth may be their greatest obstacle

By Andrew Moseman

In the electrified American dream, your home is your gas station. Drive home from work, plug your electric vehicle into your house’s electricity supply, and rise every morning to a full battery. Rinse and repeat. No more paying for expensive gas at the pump or, for that matter, no more interrupting an already arduous commute with a stop at the gas station.

07/08/22
                                                               

Making EV charging a reality across the nation

By Xendee Photo: Chesky

According to a recent survey,¹ American automotive executives expect that on average around half of new vehicle sales will be all-electric by 2030. That’s a lot of new electric vehicles (EVs) of every sort hitting the road in less than a decade – fueling a rapidly growing need for convenient, efficient ways to power up.

07/05/22
                                                               

White House announces $700M in private investments for EV charging

By Erin Doherty Photo: Justin Sullivan , Getty Images

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that a number of companies are planning to invest more than $700 million to boost U.S. manufacturing capacity for electric vehicle charging.

06/28/22
                                                               

The U.S. only has 6,000 fast charging stations for EVs. Here’s where they all are.

By Andrew Moseman Photo: Allie Sullberg

The United States has around 150,000 fuel stations to refill its fleet of fossil-fuel-burning vehicles. Despite the rapid growth of all-electric vehicles in America—400,000 of them were sold in 2021, up from barely 10,000 in 2012—the country has only 6,000 DC fast electric charging stations, the kind that can rapidly juice up a battery-powered car. (It has more than 48,000 charging stations of all kinds.)

06/28/22
                                                               

DOT proposes rules for national EV charging network, including 97% uptime and 150 kW requirements

By Robert Walton

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday issued a a notice of proposed rulemaking sketching out minimum standards for a nationally funded electric vehicle charging network that aims to ensure a consistent customer experience and set the stage for greater EV adoption.

06/10/22
                                                               

Biden Administration to Set Rules of the Road for Charging Electric Vehicles

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Steve Marcus , AP

Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be positioned along Interstates every 50 miles, be able to recharge cars quickly and be located no more than a mile from a major highway, according to new rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday.

06/09/22
                                                               

Missouri ranks 7th in electric vehicle use, but access to charging remains a key barrier

By Meg Cunningham and Others Photo : Connor Giffin , Missouri Business Alert

Beto Lugo-Martinez is a grassroots activist who advocates for clean air. A big part of his work is fighting the expansion of “gas guzzling” vehicles and making sure that historically underserved communities receive infrastructure updates, partly to encourage driving an electric vehicle in Kansas City.

05/23/22