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Sunday, May 21, 2023

There's Not Enough Infrastructure For EVs


Electric Vehicle charging locations in the US from Energy.gov 

If you drive an EV, you've heard someone say, "I'd like to drive an EV, but there's no place to charge them up." This outdated mantra has been getting an extra layer of play around here recently since Oregon declared that the sales of gas-powered cars would stop in 2035. 

It is simply not true. It was true 10 years ago, but a lot of things have changed in the last decade. 

The above map is from energy.gov.  

Other than the charging desert in north central Montana, you can drive just about anywhere in the US and find a place to plug in! So if you hear someone say there's no place to plug-in, you can tell them they need to gather new evidence and update their priors.

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