The Obama administration is almost ready to sign out but that doesn’t mean they’re on vacation just yet – and by the looks of it they’re setting up big plans in motion ahead of retirement.
The President of the United States has just revealed the authorities intend to create 48 electric vehicle charging corridors across 35 states and the District of Columbia. These will eventually span 55 Interstates and 25, 000 miles (40,234 kilometers) of highway with the goal being to allow drivers to have access to an EV charger every 50 miles (81 km) along the route. The map we see shows an eventual transcontinental route for getting from the Northeast to the West Coast in an electric vehicle. North-south corridors are also on the plan through both coasts and from Texas to Minnesota. In addition, the Federal Register government filling also shows future additions will be allowed “on a rolling basis, without a cap on the number of corridors”.
The Federal Highway Administration already has specific signs for EV charging sites and the states can put the notices up when the FWHA approves a section that has the following characteristics: DC Fast Charging and Level 2 charging capability, within 50 miles between stations, within 5 miles of the highway, and open to the public.