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Texas.

The state where magic is considered a national treasure.(1)

The state that refuses to do business with any company that boycotts fossil fuels. (2)

I've been expecting Gov. Abbott to erect barriers to EVs (in spite of Musk's presence) due to the fragility of the Texas power grid. But it looks like Texas will be taking federal dollars and adding charging stations every 50 miles on the interstates. And for the parts of Texas that don't have interstates, we'll get charging stations every 70 miles, with 'high powered' chargers of 150kW:

Texas plans to place charging stations for electric cars every 50 miles on most interstates

Maybe I'll be able to go visit Big Bend in my Solterra after all. (But that's a drive that definitely requires two spare tires.)

In other news, Texas seems to have lost one of its EVgo charging stations. We used to have 60, but now we are down to 59.



1. Texas congressman wants magic to be recognized as a national treasure
2. Texas warns firms they could lose state contracts for divesting from fossil fuels
 

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Texas.

The state where magic is considered a national treasure.(1)

The state that refuses to do business with any company that boycotts fossil fuels. (2)

I've been expecting Gov. Abbott to erect barriers to EVs (in spite of Musk's presence) due to the fragility of the Texas power grid. But it looks like Texas will be taking federal dollars and adding charging stations every 50 miles on the interstates. And for the parts of Texas that don't have interstates, we'll get charging stations every 70 miles, with 'high powered' chargers of 150kW:

Texas plans to place charging stations for electric cars every 50 miles on most interstates

Maybe I'll be able to go visit Big Bend in my Solterra after all. (But that's a drive that definitely requires two spare tires.)

In other news, Texas seems to have lost one of its EVgo charging stations. We used to have 60, but now we are down to 59.



1. Texas congressman wants magic to be recognized as a national treasure
2. Texas warns firms they could lose state contracts for divesting from fossil fuels
It's my understanding that the minimum requirements to get the federal funding is placing them 50 miles apart max, no further than a mile away from the highway, four DCFCs per station minimum, and 150 kW minimum per plug running full speed each plug even when all plugs are in use simultaneously. As bad as Texas needs charging stations, I'm glad they're submitting the plan.
 
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