Texas is currently experiencing a chicken-or-the-egg situation when it comes to electric vehicles: companies need enough customers to justify building EV charging stations, but drivers want enough charging stations before buying an electric car. However, two pieces of proposed state legislation could address this issue, providing a foundation for companies to put in more fast-charging stations to meet the expected demand. Senate Bill 1002 creates guidelines for how EV charging stations would be paid for and built. Senate Bill 1001 establishes how they would be registered and inspected. SB 1001 has passed in the Senate, while SB 1002 has been approved by a Senate committee and could soon go before the full Senate. Additionally, $400 million in federal funding to spur the build-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure is coming to the state through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Texas Department of Transportation has an electric vehicle infrastructure plan in place, envisioning EV charging stations at least every 50 miles on designated major interstates, and 70 miles apart everywhere else. Read more here
Nick Zamanov is a head of sales and business development at Cyber Switching. He is an expert in EV infrastructure space and he is an EV enthusiast since 2012, Since then Nick strongly believed that electric vehicles would eventually replace Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars.