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Electric vehicles in California got a major boost on Monday when EV infrastructure company EVgo announced a deal with Chevron to install fast chargers at select gas stations in California. Forbes Magazine recently reported that homes that are located close to electric-vehicle charging stations, according to a new analysis by realtor.com, sell at a premium — 1.5 times higher than their surrounding metro areas and 2.6 times higher than the rest of the country.
An EVgo fast charger provides about 90 miles of range in 30 minutes, which makes gas stations a good place to site them, particularly for highway travelers, because they offer food and bathrooms that customers can use while their vehicle charges up.
EVgo is the largest public fast-charging network, and it already has 1,000 chargers in 34 states offering 50 kW or greater service at a cost of $1.50/hr or $7.99/month.
Why This Matters: Pollution from cars, trucks, and busses is a huge source of carbon emissions. Dual purposing traditional gasoline “filling” stations with EV charging stations seems like a no-brainer given that they are in convenient locations for auto users. And since buses provide more mass transit trips than light rail or other transit sources in the U.S. but are also facing declining ridership, it is important to implement policies that will help to make electric buses the backbone of the U.S. mass transit system. And it is clear from the realtor study that the public values having access to EV charging stations, so let’s get on with building more.
The Biden administration is making an effort to fulfill environmental justice promises by expanding electric vehicle infrastructure into Black neighborhoods and investing in renewable energy research at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the plans aim to bring marginalized groups to the table as the country works toward net-zero emissions by 2050. HBCU leaders […]
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer China’s greenhouse gas emissions have soared higher than all developed nations combined, according to a new report by Rhodium Group. In 2019, China was responsible for more than 27% of total global emissions. According to Rhodium’s analysis, China’s emissions have more than tripled over the past 30 years, in […]
By Josh Freed, Senior Vice President for the Climate and Energy Program, Third Way We’ve reached a critical juncture in America’s nuclear energy future. Put differently, we’re in make-or-break territory for reaching net-zero by 2050. That’s because nuclear still accounts for more than 50% of our carbon-free power, and we need all the clean energy […]
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