An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: US President Joe Biden made the switch to electric vehicles one of his administration’s first goals. Days after its inauguration, it pledged to replace hundreds of thousands of federal civilian vehicles with electric versions. Tuesday, Biden held a virtual meeting with CEOs of companies that build charging infrastructure. The administration has set an objective to build more than 500,000 new charging stations for electric vehicles by 2030.
Also on Tuesday, a coalition of six electricity companies announced a new initiative this will help Biden achieve his goal. The companies are planning to build a “continuous network of charging stations” in and around the southern United States. The group plans to build loaders near major highways in each southern state, stretching as far west as Texas and as far north as Indiana, Ohio and Virginia. It is not a joint venture. Each public service will build and manage its own charging stations. But the goal is to make them appear to the customer as a unified network.
Biden pushes EV chargers as six utilities plan unified network
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