Post Offices Floated as Public Electric Vehicle Charging Sites
Finding a place to charge your electric vehicle on a road trip could be as easy as locating the nearest post office under a plan Democrats are pitching.
The idea aims to address concerns about establishing an equitable and efficient way to dole out billions of dollars toward a network of charging stations, lawmakers say. Members of Congress, the administration, and the U.S. Postal Service have all had discussions about the idea.
“If we make every post office a charging station, it’s a place where people know it’s located,” Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.), who has been promoting the idea, said in an interview. “Say for instance you’re going down Route 66, anytime you get to a small town, if you need to refuel, you’ll just have to look up the post office and there it is.”