One of the well-known internet service providers Houston has joined forces with the U.S. Department of Energy to produce electric vehicles. The company in question is Verizon, and together with the DOE, it hopes to meet President Obama’s goal to produce affordable electric vehicles that are as convenient to fuel up as their gasoline cousins. The President announced last year an aim to produce more electric vehicles by 2022.
Verizon isn’t the only company to partner with the DOE on this mission. There are twelve other companies who are participating in this effort. They, along with Verizon will be working on the development and commercialization of electric vehicle charging station infrastructure. Charging stations are crucial if the goal is to have widespread use of plug-in electric vehicles across the United States. Verizon has already installed several of the charging stations at its own facilities.