Spread of Electric Cars Sparks Fights for Control Over Charging

States across U.S. weigh what role electric utilities should play in building new networks for powering vehicles

At Tesla’s “Battery Day” event, Elon Musk outlined plans for a $25,000 electric vehicle using cheaper, more-powerful batteries. The company aims eventually to produce 20 million electric cars a year—potentially becoming the world’s largest auto maker. Photo: Susan Walsh/Associated Press

香蕉视频苹果下载Electric vehicles are widely seen as the automobile industry’s future, but a battle is unfolding in states across America over who should control the charging stations that could gradually replace fuel pumps.

香蕉视频苹果下载From Exelon Corp. to Southern California Edison, utilities have sought regulatory approval to invest millions of dollars in upgrading their infrastructure to prepare for charging and, in some cases, to own and operate chargers.


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