Plans roll out for network of electric vehicle charging stations

Written by on June 13, 2022

Plans roll out for network of electric vehicle charging stations

By Chloe Nouvelle
June 13, 2022

Increasing use of electric vehicles could reduce greenhouse gas and mitigate climate change. (Photo | AP/Seth Wenig/File)

The Biden administration has set out new plans for the nation’s network of 500,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. 

Part of the White House’s plan includes making the stations “interoperable” between different companies and having similar payment systems, pricing, and charging speeds, according to a written release from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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“If we look at the primary benefit of transitioning to electric vehicles, (it) is greenhouse gas reduction to mitigate climate change. And transportation in this country represents 27% – the highest percentage of carbon emissions. So, this is a first step,” said Richard Niesenbaum, director of Sustainability Studies at Muhlenberg College. 

Niesenbaum said Muhlenberg already has two EV car charging stations on campus. 

He added that the stations were installed after the college saw interest from students, faculty, and staff who were using EVs.

Muhlenberg will add 2 more car charging stations to campus before the end of this year, according to Niesenbaum. 

The White House plans for the nation’s network of EV chargers to be up and running by 2030.

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