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Public comment mixed on FHWA’s electric charging infrastructure proposal

From Transport Topics.

Public comment on a proposed federal regulatory and funding road map for setting up a national electric charging station infrastructure received mixed comments from a wide variety of interested parties.

The Federal Highway Administration’s proposed rule to establish regulations setting minimum standards and requirements for projects funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program is intended to begin the process of transitioning to electric cars and trucks.

“This purpose would be satisfied by creating a convenient, affordable, reliable and equitable network of chargers throughout the country,” FHWA said in a recent Federal Register announcement. “Currently, there are no national standards for the installation, operation, or maintenance of EV charging stations, and wide disparities exist among electric vehicle charging stations in key components.”

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