EV Charging Stations Gaining Ground

High gas prices are prompting more cities to invest in electric car charging infrastructure.

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March 23, 2022, 8:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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As interest in electric vehicles grows thanks to an increased focus on reducing fossil fuel use and rising gas prices, cities around the country are preparing with new efforts to install charging stations in public locations. An article by Wayne Parry of the Associated Press describes the initiatives undertaken by states and cities who want to ensure their communities aren't left behind as electric vehicle adoption becomes more widespread and charging stations become increasingly crucial pieces of infrastructure.

Electric car chargers can boost the economy of small communities by offering an essential service for passing motorists and reassuring visitors that they can charge their vehicles in out-of-the-way locations.

Some examples from the article: New Jersey granted $1 million to 24 tourist destinations for charging stations, including Asbury Park and Atlantic City, while Bellingham, Washington announced plans to install 90 stations in the next two years.

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