EV charging network ChargePoint has announced a collaboration with the National Association of Truck Stop Owners (NATSO) to greatly expand EV charging options across the US. The memorandum of understanding will help to establish public-private partnerships at off-highway fuel retailers across the nation.
Over the next decade, ChargePoint and NATSO believe the project will deploy over 4,000 charging stations at travel plazas and fuel stops by leveraging $1 billion in the capital. The partners will identify public and private funding sources that may be available to support the charging expansion at strategically determined locations, including Volkswagen Settlement Appendix D Funds and other dedicated resources available to NATSO members.
“Range anxiety continues to rank as one of the biggest concerns among consumers who are considering purchasing an electric vehicle,” said NATSO President Lisa Mullings. “NATSO has been working with the Federal Highway Administration since 2016 to expand the use of alternative fuels and infrastructure under its Alternative Fuels Corridor Program.”
“We are embarking on a major shift in transportation, with electrification poised to fundamentally transform mobility,” said ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano. “Collaborations like this are vital for the rapid expansion of charging around the country and will ensure that the United States remains at the forefront of the EV revolution.”