Tesla has opened its Supercharger network for all EVs in the Netherlands.
Biden administration reveals plans for $5 billion EV charging network
The Biden administration has revealed its plan to dedicate $5 billion of its infrastructure bill towards America’s EV charging network. Reporting for the Washington Post, Ian Duncan discusses the finer details of Biden’s proposal for increasing EV chargers around the country. There are currently 116,000 charging ports around the country, mainly based in California. The current government hopes to make that number 500,000, with Biden aiming to have 50% of newly sold cars be EVs by 2030.
The UK’s drive-through obsession is causing increased tailpipe emissions
With over 2,000 drive-through restaurants in the UK alone, it’s not surprising to find out that these gateways to instant satisfaction are linked with increasing emissions, wasting fuel and local air pollution due to idling. Of course, drive-throughs are an important part of many people’s lives, seen with the 41% increase in number of drive-throughs between 2015 and 2020. The Next Web lays out the various factors that make drive-throughs an increasing danger to the environment, as well as why they have become an integral part of people’s lives despite their downsides.