North Dakota Expected To Add More Electric Charging Stations
According to the Bismarck Tribune, North Dakota has about 25 public electric vehicle charging stations. North Dakota plans to add more charging stations in the next two years. The money for the charging stations will come from volkswagon paying North Dakota $8.1 million. There were about 3,100 vehicles in the state that were in violation of the Clean Air Act. From the $8.1 million about $1.25 million will go towards adding more charging stations in the state of North Dakota.
North Dakota had requests from mulitple cities around the state to acquire charging stations. They include Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Dickinson, Williston, Grafton, Jamestown, Garrison, Hillsboro, and Wahpeton. With all these cities requesting charging stations, it would be about $2 million. The cost is about $800,000 more than what was allotted from the Volkswagon payment.
North Dakota already has charging stations, but most of the current stations are level 2 which take 4-6 hours to recharge a vehicle. The stations the state plans on adding are level 3 stations that can recharge a vehicle in 30-45 minutes.