U.S., 35 states to increase electric vehicle charging networks

by SpeedLux
tesla supercharger

The White House stated on Thursday it will develop 48 nationwide electric vehicle charging networks on almost 25,000 miles of highways in 35 U.S. states.

The Obama administration stated 28 states, energies and automobile producers, consisting of General Motors, BMW AG and Nissan Motor, and EV charging companies have likewise accepted to collaborate to jump-start added fee stations on the passages.

The passages were needed to be developed by December under a 2015 highway law.

The Federal Highway Administration on Thursday revealed brand-new roadside indications to help drivers discover charging stations. The White House stated motorists can anticipate either existing or planned charging stations between every 50 miles.

It likewise noted 24 state and city governments have accepted to purchase numerous extra electrical automobiles for federal government fleets and include brand-new EV charging stations. In general, the variety of U.S. charging stations has grown from 500 in 2008 to over 16,000, the White House stated.

California will purchase least 150 zero-emission cars and supply EV charging at a minimum of 5 percent of state-owned parking lots by 2020.

The city of Atlanta will include 300 charging stations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport before the beginning of 2018.

Los Angeles accepted almost triple the city’s existing plug-in electrical fleet to 555 automobiles from about 200 by the end of 2017. Of those, 200 will be for the authorities department. The city is likewise including another 500 charging stations by 2017.

One obstacle to the mass adoption of EVs has actually been the problem in discovering locations to charge automobiles. In July, the White House stated it was broadening a federal loan guarantee program to add companies constructing EV charging stations.

The Energy Department provided a notification clarifying that charging centers, consisting of software and hardware, are a qualified innovation for the $4.5 billion loan program. However no loans have actually been made for EV charging jobs yet, authorities stated on Thursday.

Administration efforts come as U.S. EV sales have not satisfied early expectations. Sales have dropped below Barack Obama’s goal of 1 million by 2015.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


SpeedLux is a high-authority automotive blog providing the latest automotive news and reviews. SpeedLux covers everything related to cars, bikes, and motorcycles, from news and reviews, to troubleshooting guides, tips and tricks, and more. SpeedLux was born in 2009 and we have over 20,000 articles published on our blog. We thank all our readers, as well as our partners, without whom we could not have reached this level.


©2009 – 2024 SpeedLux – Daily Automotive News and Reviews. All Right Reserved.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More