In its report, the newspaper raised a question about who should control the car charging stations, as several companies compete with each other to obtain the necessary licenses from the US authorities to build, operate, manage and own these stations.
In this context, “Exelon” and “Southern California Edison” invested millions of dollars in building the necessary infrastructure for charging stations, in an effort to own and operate chargers.
Consumers are afraid of monopolizing the stations and raising the prices of electric charging, while oil companies fear their competitors who will eliminate them, while the owners of emerging projects see the need to give them an opportunity to compete.
The owners of these projects say that the private sector should have priority in replacing traditional gas stations with electrical stations, and that this should not be under the control of monopolistic companies and entities.
According to the newspaper, this controversy exists among members of regulatory committees all over the United States, as electric cars are gradually increasing in popularity, and their adoption is increasing as an alternative to traditional cars.
Total investment in cargo terminal infrastructure is expected to reach more than $ 13 billion over the next five years, according to energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie, and that will include nearly 3.2 million shipping ports.
Major companies such as General Motors and Ford are accelerating production of electric cars, several states have passed laws for electric cars, and recently California announced a ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035.
The United States currently has fewer than 100,000 public outlets for charging electric cars, and President Donald Trump has supported the Transportation Bill of 2019 that provides $ 1 billion in grants to build alternative infrastructure for gas stations.