U.S. Utilities Partner to Provide Easier Access to EV Chargers
By Stephen Nakrosis
Six U.S. utilities on Tuesday said they would be working
together on a plan to create a network of electric-vehicle charging
stations across large parts of the country.
The six utilities - American Electric Power Co., Dominion Energy
Inc., Duke Energy Corp., Entergy Corp., Southern Co. and the
Tennessee Valley Authority - are members of the Electric Highway
Coalition. The coalition intends to create a seamless network of
charging stations connecting the Atlantic Coast to the Midwest and
Central Plains regions, as well as the Gulf Coast, the group
"Range anxiety is a barrier to more EV adoption. This coalition
can erase those obstacles and help deliver the benefits of EV
ownership to consumers," said Lang Reynolds, director of
electrification strategy for Duke Energy.
The group said potential sites along major highway routes are
being considered, adding the planned charging stations will be
equipped with fast DC chargers.
"With this effort, we are working to help drivers see that EVs
fit their lifestyle and their travel plans, wherever the road might
take them," said Nicholas K. Akins, AEP's chairman, president and
"By increasing the number of EV fast charging stations across
our footprint, we are providing drivers with additional
transportation options that are reliable, efficient and more
convenient while helping reduce carbon emissions for the benefit of
our communities we serve," said Chris Cummiskey, executive vice
president, chief commercial officer and customer solutions officer
The coalition said it "welcomes interested utilities to join as
it seeks to extend the reach of network."
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March 02, 2021 11:53 ET (16:53 GMT)
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