Electric vehicle supporters cheer news of new EV charging network
Seven major automakers are joining forces with the hopes of drawing consumers away from gas-powered vehicles.
North American automakers like General Motors, Honda and Kia announced this week that they are spending billions to build a large electric vehicle charging network, rivaling the size and scope of Tesla.
Tom Thies from Bloomington has owned a Chevy Volt for almost 10 years now and has been happy his 30-plus-mile roundtrip to work costs him less than $1 a day, thanks to his electric vehicle.
“I think it’s great because now people can buy an electric vehicle with 260, 300-mile-range and you can go on a long-range road trip,” said Thies.
Thies was at Mall of America’s Electric Vehicle Experience Saturday, where supporters, health advocates and salespeople tout the strengths of EVs. They said the benefits go beyond just cost savings, they include the convenience of charging at home along with reduced emissions.
Published July 30, 2023 3:16PM