With the gasoline era coming to a close, how can a rural, aging and economically challenged state navigate a path to electrified transportation?
A private company is installing a new network of fast-charging stations along highways outside the metro as part of the state’s Volkswagen settlement spending.
EVBox expects about 100 employees by the end of 2020 at a new North American headquarters outside Chicago.
Though COVID-19 has slowed tourism, the state’s effort is continuing: “This infrastructure is going to be needed for decades to come.”
State regulators are praised for the proactive step, but some warn electric vehicles won’t be a panacea for transportation.