Excerpt from npr.org
For electric vehicle owners who long for the freedom of the open road, range anxiety has been a constant source of concern.
The Biden administration hopes to change that, announcing this week a multi-billion-dollar plan to beef up the nation’s electric vehicle charging system — a step experts say is vital to reducing America’s carbon footprint and improving the accessibility and practicality of nontraditional vehicles.
The White House has pledged $7.5 billion from a bipartisan infrastructure law to go toward improving and increasing the national charging network. The plan would create new public chargers both for local commuting and longer-distance traveling.
A big barrier to buying an electric vehicle, Vice President Harris said as she described the White House’s plan, is figuring out where and how to charge it.