U.S. efforts to build a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations are moving slowly as states figure out how to properly use public funding to kickstart a new service industry.
As the Biden administration prepares to provide states with $7.5 billion for new charging stations, a similar recent effort suggests a tough road lies ahead. States received $424 million that can be used for charging stations as part of a $2.8 billion deal by Volkswagen to address allegations that it cheated on diesel emissions tests. So far, more than 4 years later, they’ve spent about 48% of those charged dollars.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/electric-vehicles-proliferate-while-charging-stations-lag-behind-11653903180?mod=pls_whats_news_us_business_f While Electric Vehicles Proliferate, Charging Stations Lag Behind