Mapping federal charging network, EV charging tax, Mazda on EV lineup: Today’s Car News
A group helps map out the federal EV charging network. Kansas considers charging taxes. And will the EV range continue to get longer as the battery improves? This and more, at Green Car Reports.
Will future electric vehicles continue to offer longer range than previous models? Consider Mazda’s U.S. CEO one of many that doesn’t have a plan for it — and instead sees a future for the company. Smaller battery, lighter EV and faster charging.
Lawmakers in Kansas have called for a tax on public EV charging, but not home charging. Some are criticizing the “double taxation” proposal because of the state’s increase in electric vehicle registration fees and the way it discourages people living in apartments or condominiums.
And according to a new study from a nonprofit, 1,104 EV fast-charging stations will be needed to fill the Federal Alternative Fuels Corridor and lays the groundwork for a federally funded national charging network out of 500,000 charging points. But it will definitely take longer on higher traffic routes and to connect adjacent routes.
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