Home / News / Energy / Tesla fights union organizers, Zoox tours, and Zeekr raises more capital

Tesla fights union organizers, Zoox tours, and Zeekr raises more capital

Transportation-focused weekly newsletter The Station. Click The Station to get the full newsletter in your inbox every weekend. Free signup.

Welcome back to The Station, your hub for moving people and packages.

EV charging has improved, but it cannot support the number of electric vehicles the Biden Administration wants on the road in the next few years. The administration’s $7.5 billion EV charging initiative should fix that. Finally, we know how companies can access those funds.

The Biden administration finalized its plan to build a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers along highways, including a requirement that all Inflation Reduction Act-funded chargers be built in the US. Iron or steel charger enclosures and housing must be final assembled and manufactured in the US. By July 2024, at least 55% of all component costs must be made domestically.

All chargers must use the U.S.-dominant “combined charging system” (CCS) and a smartphone-friendly payment system.

Will this fix U.S. EV infrastructure? Does the plan miss important points? Share your thoughts in the next newsletter.

Let’s continue the week’s news.

About Chambers

Check Also

OnePlus waited three years before enhancing its smartwatch battery

The year is 2024. All smartwatches should have extended battery life, period. Currently, there is …