Electric Cars: Initiative Promises Electro-Station Network In The US By 2023

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Electric Cars: By 2023, fast electric filling stations will be created capable of meeting the demand of electric car owners in the United States along the main road corridors in the country.

This is the objective of a cooperation between 53 American entities in the electricity sector, announced on Tuesday (7). The project was named Coalition of National Electric Roads.

The announcement was made by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), an association of electric company investors.

According to the organization, the United States should reach a fleet of 22 million electric vehicles by 2030, which will require the creation of more than 100,000 filling stations.

There are currently 1.8 million of these cars registered in the country, which have 46 thousand public charging stations, and just over 10% of these are for rapid refueling.

Fast charging electric stations

Fast loading is considered crucial to increasing the popularity of this type of transport, as the Biden government plans. At these stations, it is possible to reach up to 80% of the battery in less than an hour.

The national network of electrical stations will be created from two existing sets, the Coalition of Electric Roads and the Collaboration of Infrastructure for Charging Electric Vehicles in the Midwest. The expectation is that more than 330 billion dollars will be invested by 2025.

Electric cars are alternative means of transport, more sustainable, capable of reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and eliminating the emission of greenhouse gases.

In a statement, EEI, however, says this is just one piece of the puzzle. Issues such as grid resilience, charging energy demands and equitable implementation of the charging infrastructure must also be addressed to ensure the successful future of electric vehicles in the US.