The range of electric cars gets more impressive every year but, with limited charging stations and reasonable worry, few drivers are willing to attempt particularly long trips without relying on gasoline.
Thankfully, the Department of Transportation (DoT) has big plans to make driving electric vehicles for long distances a bit easier, by creating 48 electric vehicle charger corridors on U.S. highways, in 35 different states.
Each of these charging corridors are scheduled to be about 50 miles from each other, and the DoT plans to erect official signs on the highways to alert you of their location.
Automakers are making note of this opportunity, including Nissan, whose much-loved Nissan Leaf model is one of the most popular electric vehicles on the road. GM and BMW are also working with the DoT, just like Nissan, to make the corridors happen.
Unfortunately, we don’t know when the EV charger corridors could be completed, and it may even take years. But with so many auto companies behind the technology, including Nissan, we are confident that it won’t be too long.
For more information on electric vehicles, or to take the new Nissan Leaf out on a test drive, contact us or visit us anytime at Nissan of Durango, near you in Durango, CO!