CA’s electric vehicle push may have a hurdle with charging station issues

There are plans to build out more charging stations for electric vehicles across the country, but more than a quarter of the ones already in place in one urban area are not working.

That is according to a study by the University of California, Berkeley and non-profit volunteers. They found that 27 percent of charging stations in the San Francisco Bay area are not functioning properly. Drivers have reported several issues including broken plugs, unexpected shutoffs during charging, and payment problems.

The study looked into the efficiency of charging plugs at more than 180 public stations across the bay area.

This year, the Biden administration announced a plan to build half a million charging stations for rural America.


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