As if the electric vehicles aren’t bad enough, now there aren’t enough chargers 

April 2 – Purchasing an electric vehicle comes with a whole lot of considerations, including cost and how to charge it and where to charge it. 

It can be difficult to find charging stations on a long drive and sometimes if you find one, they may be broken or unable to charge the car. 

Add to that the fact that EVs are sometimes known for fires and you’ve got a whole lot to think about before putting money down on one. 

There was $5 billion allocated to the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program as part of the Biden administration’s green agenda. 

New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Hawaii have opened up stations funded by the program. 

The White House has set a goal to create a network of 500,000 public charging stations by 2030. 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “The incompetence that’s already on display by this administration.” 

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM asked, “Who pays for the electricity? It doesn’t cost anything to charge those batteries, so who’s paying for it?” 

Ryan said, “I assume you’ve got to put in some sort of credit card.” 

“I’m worried,” Jansen said. “Because the ones we know we have are in state parks here in Pennsylvania, they’re free. Quote unquote free.” 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll added, “I’ve talked to some of our local car dealers that are being required to put these in. They have credit card swipers on those. The ones that are available for the public, you pull in, there are these superchargers, you swipe your card, I don’t know how much the cost is and you just sit there while it charges. The ones at the state parks, the ones at the rest stops along the highways, I don’t know if they’re quote-unquote free or if they have card readers. I think the one at the state park is free, now I’m sure that’s one of the slower charging ones.”

There are supposed to be 500,000 chargers built by 2030 under the federal stimulus programs.

Barkdoll noted, “As of last week, the reporting is only seven have been actually installed. This thing is way behind schedule. There’s still time, but the point is it seems like this is getting off to a much slower start than anyone anticipated. Of course on top of this is all of the reporting that sales of these EV cars simply are not as robust as any of the car companies thought they would be. Some are even cutting back production of them. So it really seems to be a perfect storm of problems.”

Jansen added, “I can confirm dozens of free charging stations at PA state parks.” 

Ryan insisted, “It ain’t free.”

Jansen agreed, “We’re all paying for it.” 

Ryan said, “This is a great idea. The green initiatives are really working out well.” 

Jansen said, “Now we have protesters though starting to protest electric cars. They’re saying it’s too late. You started too late and they’re just as polluting. I think it’s the second part, they’re just as polluting as we should be focusing on.”