Electric Everything: US DOT is Spending $100 Million to Upgrade Charger Stations
A person charging up an electric motorcycles. Media sourced from Zero Motorcycles.
Did you know that, of the 151,506 charging stations in the US, ~6,261 are broken, damaged or in need of reparation? We didn’t either – but it explains why the United States Department of Transport (DOT) is investing a sizeable chunk of green into upgrading the things.
Imagine mapping a route to a nearby charging station and arriving to find that it’s not only broken, but that you don’t have enough in your battery to take you back to home base, leaving your eco-conscious self stranded.
A view of an electric Zero motorcycle and rider. Media sourced from Zero Motorcycles.The above situ is not at all conducive to spurning riders toward electric alternatives, which is exactly why the US DOT has been approved to spend $100 million on “the reparation and replacement of non-operational EV charging infrastructure.”