New York Times contributor blogs about cars and other interesting ways of getting around.
Big $2.4 billion funding bonanza for electric vehicles
It will take more than DOE awards to get EVs off the ground. American business has to buy in, and it is beginning to do that. It’s dawning on big-box stores, fast-food joints and mall developers that if EV owners are charging in the parking lot, they’re probably also spending more time shopping. The average customer spends 50 minutes in a mall, and the owners of these shopping meccas would love to make that 60 minutes. If an average visit to a Burger King is 25 minutes, and fast charging takes 26, guess who just ordered dessert?
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