Last month, the Federal Highway Administration announced the first-ever nationwide standards for federally funded EV charges. Here’s what the standards do and what they mean for you.
Last month, the Federal Highway Administration announced the first-ever nationwide standards for federally funded electric vehicle chargers. The changes take effect on March 30, 2023, and aim to make the EV charging process as user-friendly and intuitive as filling up at the gas pump.
Here’s what the standards do and what they mean for you.
The new standards aim to tackle these problems and make charging an EV a simple process. They set rules for federally funded public charging stations, not ones that homeowners or workplaces might build with their own money. The regulations include many provisions, but the ones most relevant for consumers are:
AAA’s Recommendation: Whether you own an electric vehicle or a gas-powered car is up to you – and you should consider lots of factors in making that choice. No matter what type of vehicle you’re choosing, we recommend visiting a dealership, test driving one, and asking as many questions as possible to make an informed decision.