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Washington State Electric Car Infrastructure

New 'Human-Centered' EV Charging Stations Aim To Improve User Experience

Volkswagen-owned Electrify America plans to make its new charging stations more user-friendly with solar panel awnings and waiting lounges.

March 28, 2022 - The Verge

Electric Car Charging Stencil

EV Charging Stations Gaining Ground

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

March 23, 2022 - The Bakersfield Californian

EV charging station with cars at TNB Research, Kajang, Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia

Companies Eyeing EV Charging as Next Big Opportunity

More electric vehicles on the road will mean more demand for charging stations where drivers can power up away from home.

March 6, 2022 - The New York Times

Electric Vehicle Charging

Federal Government Pledges $5 Billion for Electric Car Charging

A $5 billion federal investment will contribute to state efforts to install electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways and major corridors.

February 11, 2022 - The Washington Post

EV charging station with cars at TNB Research, Kajang, Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia

Making The Switch To EVs Requires Robust Charging Infrastructure

With more states outlawing the sales of gas-powered vehicles and the federal government setting ambitious electrification goals, now is the time to invest in critical charging infrastructure.

November 5, 2021 - Slate

Dublin, California Freeway

Innovative Road Funding Pilot Program Advances in California

State Sen. Scott Wiener authored legislation dubbed the Gas Tax Alternative Pilot to extend the California Road Charge Program that completed its pilot in 2017. The program takes on more significance with the 2035 sales ban of gas-powered vehicles.

June 14, 2021 - Office of California State Senator Scott Wiener

Electric Cars

American Jobs to Build Electric Vehicles Excludes Miners

Mining jobs needed to produce the metals for processing into battery parts used to build electric vehicles in America will not be developed in the U.S. but in Australia, Brazil and Canada, mainly to avoid battles with environmentalists.

June 2, 2021 - Reuters

Seattle Gasworks Park

Seattle's 'Electrification Blueprint' Sets Ambitious Goals

The city's new transportation plan focuses on eliminating carbon emissions in its transportation sector, reducing congestion, and boosting public transit.

March 25, 2021 - The Seattle Times

Electric Vehicle Charging

Cost of Electric Vehicles Will Soon Rival Gasoline Counterparts

As soon as a few years from now, electric sedans will cost the same as an equivalent gas vehicle. A team at Carnegie Mellon University is researching how long it will take for other types of electric vehicles to catch up.

August 4, 2020 - Inside Climate News

Electric Vehicle Charging

N.Y.C. Plans EV Curbside Charging Project

A citywide network of public electric vehicle charging stations will be up and running later this year as part of a demonstration project.

March 2, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

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