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'The future is electric': Electric vehicle landscape is quickly changing

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 11:45am

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Charging station for electric cars.

One of the biggest hurdles that’s stopping people from buying an electric vehicle is just where you can charge up — and how long it takes to do it. And that’s exactly what a new plan from the Arizona Department of Transportation is attempting to address using a big chunk of federal money. 

ADOT’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan aims to upgrade and install a network of fast-charging stations along five interstate highways across Arizona with $76.5 million in funding from the landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to do it. 

It’s meant to help usher in a big change to the way we drive.

Aaron Kressig says its already underway. Kressig is transportation electrification manager for Western Resource Advocates, a nonprofit devoted to solving climate change who joined The Show to talk about what's happening.

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