Electric vehicles are unlikely to win broad market acceptance unless they can be charged quickly and easily anywhere in America.
Chargers are critical in getting rid of “range anxiety,” the fear of running out of charge with no station in sight. There is a debate among states as to whether utilities should be allowed to own and operate charging infrastructure for electric cars. Missouri, Michigan and Kansas all have turned down utilities’ requests to build charging stations with customers’ money. I have written a commentary on this topic for Forbes here.
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