Mostly electric car charging in the U.S. is free, as in zero cost to the consumer. There is of course a cost to buy the charging station, install it, get permits to install, etc. The businesses who install charging stations need to recoup their investment – there needs to be a viable business model for operating charging stations so that charging station networks exist far into the future. Electric car owners should not have their travel distance limited to a circle around their home that’s 1/2 the total driving range of their car.

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