A patchwork of states have joined in an effort to modernize transportation along the East Coast and reduce gas emissions that contribute to climate change. This Transportation and Climate Initiative would also bring more electric vehicles (EVs) to New England roads and changes to the region’s power grid.
Everyday feels like an electric car show in Westport, Connecticut. The town has more EVs on the road per person than anywhere else in the state, and it’s adding more all the time.
“We’re a relatively new player in town,” said Jeff Curry, an executive at Lucid Motors, a luxury EV maker that started as a powerhouse in battery storage. They opened a New York City showroom where Connecticut residents look to buy from.
“We’re really trying to take electric vehicle technology on,” he said, “so that there’s more choice even for consumers who are demanding things like a car that can go over 500 miles on a single charge, working at 300 miles in just 20 minutes. So it can go farther and charge faster.”
An electric car like what Curry’s company makes is outfitted to be charged at nearly 3,000 high-speed public charging outlets across the country. And at hundreds of miles between charging stations, being able to go the distance matters.
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