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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.
Why This Matters: The investments in electric vehicles are clearly market-driven, but it cannot hurt to have Presidential frontrunner Joe Biden on the campaign trail talking about using the federal purchasing power to transition the federal fleet to electric vehicles.
Later this evening President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will convene for the final presidential debate before the general election on November 3rd. While the first debate had an unexpected question on climate change from moderator Chris Wallace, tonight’s moderator NBC News’ Kristen Welker pre-selected climate change as a debate topic outright. […]
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer At a rally in Prescott, AZ, on Monday, President Donald Trump described a theoretical fundraising call he had with the CEO of ExxonMobil, in which he accepted a bribe from the oil giant. Trump said: “I call the head of Exxon. I don’t know, you know, ‘How are you […]
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