Dealerships are Leading on Expanding the Nation’s Charging Infrastructure
This year has seen more Americans than ever choosing to make the switch from traditional ICE vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs). Sales for EVs climbed 60 percent already this year, meaning the U.S. needs to continue expanding its EV charging infrastructure. While both the federal government and businesses are taking steps to make this happen, local dealerships and traditional automakers have consistently led the way to create a robust charging network for EVs.
Recently, Flo, a Canada-based company that builds EV charging stations for both residential and commercial use, announced plans to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Michigan. On the heels of Flo’s announcement, the Biden administration unveiled proposed new standards for states to build charging stations as part of its larger goal to manufacture 500,000 EV chargers by 2030.
While this is welcome news for the country’s transition to electrification, automakers and their dealerships have already gone all-in on bringing the future into the present. Local dealerships have already taken steps to upgrade their facilities by installing charging stations and technology to service EVs at their lots. Dealerships and their staff have been trained to know the ins and outs of new EV models so they can educate potential customers.
The U.S. is on the cusp of a new wave of EV owners. Thanks to the leadership of local dealerships, soon there will be a nationwide network of charging stations to support the many Americans waiting to join the electric revolution.