|EV Charging Station. Image Credit: Flickr|
Yesterday the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced 55 routes that will become the backbone of a national network of alternative fuel and charging corridors. The 85,000 mile network paves the way for electric, hydrogen, propane and natural gas vehicles by identifying routes with alternative fueling stations. A large part of this effort will be to develop signage and branding to catalyze public interest as additional stations are built. The network will help the U.S. make good on its 2015 pledge to reduce emissions by 80 percent or more by 2050. Officials hope this designation is the first step in enabling coast to coast travel using alternative fuels.
Read more in the U.S DOT's briefing room at https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/fhwa5616