Since summer, over 1,000 new EV stations have been added across the US

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The rural landscape of America has historically posed a challenge for electric vehicles, but that's changing rapidly. Over 1,100 new public fast-charging stations were added across the US in the latter half of 2023, marking a 16% increase. This growth isn't confined to areas with high EV adoption rates; states like Idaho and the Deep South are embracing EV infrastructure expansion. With $5 billion in federal funding allocated to bolstering the charging network, the goal is to have a fast-charging station every 50 miles along major travel routes. Tesla's initiative to open its Supercharger network to other automakers will further enhance charging options. The influx of charging stations is expected to bolster demand for EVs, aided by improving economics and a denser electric fleet. This trend signifies significant progress in the transition to sustainable transportation, crucial for both climate and local air quality.

Original article posted on January 31, 2024

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