Obama Administration Announces Extensive National EV Charging Network

p091316ps-0088Today, the White House announced a plan to establish 48 national electric vehicle corridors on major highways across the country.

These corridors, located on 48 interstates, will cover nearly 25,000 miles across 35 states. They will also serve as the foundation for an even larger network of “alternative fuel” corridors.

In the same way highways currently alert drivers of nearby gas stations via roadway signs, the electric vehicle corridors will have signs highlighting nearby charging stations. According to the plan, drivers can expect charging stations every 50 miles.

Responding to the announcement, Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council said:

“This all-in approach exemplifies the sprint-to-the-finish attitude we’ve come to expect from someone who promised us hope and change. Eight years later, President Obama has done more than his 43 predecessors combined to protect Americans and future generations from the ravages of climate change.”

For more on President Obama’s initiatives to scale up adoption of electric vehicles, read this fact sheet.

Image credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza