More options for charging electric vehicles will follow shortly
You should have many more ways to charge your electric car by the end of next year:
Four years ago, Volkswagen paid $ 3 billion to settle a federal investigation into charges tampered with its cars to fool emissions tests. The agreement allows states to spend the money on projects that will lead to cleaner vehicles and fewer diesel engines. Indiana will spend a portion of its expected $ 41 million stake on building 61 new charging stations. more than six times what the state has now.
Eight energy providers have worked together on a map of where the charging stations are to be set up. However, contracts with property owners have yet to be concluded. Jordan Wallpe, director of electric transportation at Duke Energy, says the goal is to make sure you have a place to recharge every 20 or 30 miles.
Wallpe said concerns about charging before running out of juice are one of the main barriers to wider adoption of electric cars. He calls the plan “transformative”.
Wallpe expects some stations to be ready by the end of the year, with most installed by the end of next year.