In the U.S. more EV chargers are coming


Chirp Chirp Mother****er
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Seems like an unequivocal all around good thing.

Instead, the Department of Transportation and the Biden administration announced yesterday that America greenlit a plan to invest $5 billion over the next five years to create a more reliable charging network by installing EV chargers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The first wave of funding is available now, granting access to all states to "more than $1.5 billion to help build EV chargers covering approximately 75,000 miles of highway across the country."

"President Biden is leading the shift to electrify transportation—ensuring drivers can commute and charge confidently and affordably and lessening our oversized reliance on fossil fuels while combatting climate change," US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said in the press release.

The plan is to sprinkle hundreds of thousands of additional EV chargers along interstate highways, including in places where people would least expect to find them. Biden hopes this will decrease hesitancy among car buyers to invest more in EVs, so that half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 will be zero-emissions vehicles. That could reduce vehicle emissions, the DOT press release said, by "50-52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030."

This significant advancement in EV charging infrastructure comes a little more than a week after the US Departments of Energy and Transportation appointed the first executive director charged with leading the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, Gabe Klein. In a press release announcing Klein's new role, DOE and DOT said Klein was specifically brought in to oversee efforts to "build a national electric vehicle (EV) charging network with a focus on filling gaps in rural and disadvantaged communities and hard-to-reach locations."

Source - Ars Technica: More EV charging stations coming nationwide, electrifying 75K miles of highways
thats good news.
Now to get those EV companies to keep them in working order......

I have no idea how Tesla keeps theirs relatively trouble free while the other ones are constantly in a state of half dead/half broken.

We could use a infrastructure boost up here too.....