Only recently, US President Barack Obama agreed to offer his full support to a project aimed at building charging stations for electric vehicles driven by American politicians.
Thus, several such facilities are soon to be erected in and around the US Congress, hopefully encouraging more state officials to opt for environmentally friendly means of transportation.
informs us that, for the time being at least, only two American Senators have decided to purchase such green-oriented vehicles, but odds are that, once these charging stations are up and running, more will consider following in their footsteps.
As part of its plan to green up the country, President Obama supposedly hopes to have as many as one million electric cars roam America's roads and highways as early as 2015.
However, various reports claim that most people shy away from switching their life-long driving habits because of the fact that the US has yet to provide them with the charging infrastructure they need in order to be able to drive these cars over long distances without fearing that they could find themselves having to recharge their vehicles and lacking where to do so.
The same source reports that, commenting on this particular piece of news, Senator Jeff Merkley explained – via his spokeswoman – that, “If we are going to increase the use of electric vehicles across the nation, we need to make sure we have the necessary charging infrastructure.”
Furthermore, “Helping encourage more electric vehicles across the country and ensuring we have the necessary infrastructure for an EV future is crucial.”
For the time being, information with respect to the exact location of these electric car-charging services, and to the exact time when they become available for US officials is still lacking, but more news on this topic is expected to soon follow.
Interestingly enough, it seems that those using these facilities to power their green cars will be required to pay for the electricity they consume, so taxpayers need not worry about this aspect.