The Tennessee Department of Environment (TDEC) announced this week that it is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to develop a statewide electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network to power the growth of EVs across the state, and reduce barriers to transportation electrification.
TDEC and TVA signed the agreement to collaborate and fund a network of fast charging stations every 50 miles along Tennessee’s interstates and major highways. The initiative will promote EV growth by giving drivers more confidence that they’ll have easy access to refueling while they’re away from home, eliminating the so-called “range anxiety” that holds many consumers from considering EVs as a feasible option.
“This agreement shows TDEC’s ongoing commitment to a clean environment,” TDEC Commissioner David Salyers said. “This is an exciting development for Tennesseans, and we are pleased to partner with TVA on this project that will benefit rural and urban communities alike”.
Read more about the initiative here.