Motormouth: How will all those charging stations work?

Q: With the advent of EVs and the need for thousands of charging stations, who is going to pay for them and will there be a cost to use one? If so, how much? P.J., Carol Stream, Ill. A: Good question, but one that I cannot answer in just a few words. Some stations are free, some you pay per kilowatt. There is no standard fee that I know of. Some are installed by retail businesses at their own cost to attract more customers who may spend more time shopping. Some stations are connected to the power grid, some are solar powered, especially in public municipal lots. The U.S. Department of Energy h…

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