On February 12, 2024, Stellantis announced that Real Soon Now, all of its newly manufactured electric vehicles for the US will have a Tesla-style charging port located at the left rear corner of the vehicle. Stellantis is the maker of Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Maserati, and Ram cars.
It will be recalled that seven car makers, desperately hoping to somehow not be completely dependent upon Tesla’s supercharging network, announced (blog article) on July 26, 2023 that Real Soon Now they would provide 30000 high-speed EV chargers across North America.
On December 19, 2023, Volkswagen (maker of Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti) announced that Real Soon Now, all of its newly manufactured electric vehicles will have a Tesla-style charging port located at the left rear corner of the vehicle.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was enacted on November 15, 2021, promising that $5 billion would be spent installing electric vehicle chargers across the United States. Now, after more than two years, the first four EV chargers have been placed into service. Where are these EV chargers? What kind of charging plugs do these first four EV chargers have? What does it cost to use the chargers? Continue reading “First-ever NEVI-funded EV charger placed into service”