We Need More DC Fast Charging Along Freeway Routes

Every day, we’re seeing more public electric vehicle charging sites popping up around town. Great news for our daily EV adventures!

But there’s one area we’re still not seeing enough chargers – and it’s a big, important, daunting gap. If the transition to electric vehicles is going to keep up its momentum, we need more DC fast chargers along freeway routes.

Think of all the road trips friends and families will take. Think of all the electrified fleet vehicles that travel the interstates.

Millions of battery-powered cars, each driving hundreds and thousands of highway miles, every day

Along the way, all these EVs are going to need to recharge (unless battery technology suddenly advances so that capacity reaches thousands of miles per charge). The truck stops and rest areas of the future are going to need some serious power.
We’re talking power equivalent to a football stadium or a small town to meet all the EV charging demand. That’s according to the recent Electric Highways Study by National Grid, which operates electricity distribution networks across the Northeast U.S.

The study estimates that many freeway fast charge stops will need 20+ chargers each.

The good news is that high-voltage transmission lines often already run along expressway routes, so the supply line is right there. The Electric Highways Study looks like a good first step toward figuring out just how much power we’ll need and where.

It’s going to take time and money to build these fast-charging ports, so the sooner we get started, the better.
How much will it cost you to charge at one of these sites? You can count on a low flat fee when you use your Bluedot Debit Card, of course!

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