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Federal Highway Administration establishing national ‘Alternative Fuel and Electric Charging’ Network

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states. The network includes 48 national electric vehicle charging corridors covering nearly 25,000 miles in the 35 states. Drivers can expect either existing or planned charging stations within every 50 miles.

Though the network is nearly 85,000 miles long, more miles will be added in the future to accommodate electric, hydrogen, propane and natural gas vehicles as additional fueling and charging stations are built.

Those corridors designated as “sign-ready,” meaning routes where alternative fuel stations are currently in operation, will be eligible to feature new signs alerting drivers where they can find fuel for their alternative fuel vehicles. These signs are similar to existing signage that alerts drivers to gas stations, food, and lodging. The designation of these corridors fulfills a directive in the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” (FAST) Act.

Further, 28 states, utilities, vehicle manufactures, and change organizations committed to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure on the DOT’s corridors.



CLEAN H2 stations should be added at every 3rd or 4th quick charge e-facilities for future FCEVs and FC-PHEVs?


Fast-charging DC with the various connection standards will be cheaper than H2 (or most anything else), and should come first.

The sparsity of NGV filling stations makes it impossible for many of them to travel long distances on the interstates.  I know there are places where NG service is unavailable, and it seems impractical to run major pipelines just to service a vehicle fleet that does not yet exist.  This is the H2 chicken/egg problem writ small.


This will be good for those not owning a Tesla.
While I have severe reservations regarding H2 for light vehicle use, a few scattered about generating on site from renewable energy and water should be allowed to demonstrate what (if anything) they have to offer.
Fossil fuels and should not be part of the scheme.

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