Transportation is a major contributor of greenhouse gases. Electric vehicles must be adopted by consumers to mitigate the disastrous effects of climate change. But corporations must collectively facilitate the acceptance of EVs.
One major hurdle to consumer acceptance is the availability of fast chargers. Luxury EV brands like Tesla and Rivian are pushing proprietary fast chargers; that is, fast chargers only usable by their own vehicles and those who buy and drive them. While the companies in question no doubt seek to differentiate themselves as the automaker with the fastest charging EV, this competitive exercise will divide consumers and keep middle-of-the-road buyers from purchasing gas-powered vehicles for fear of an inability to complete a journey in an EV.
The federal government must act to keep these companies from installing chargers that alienate and divide existing and potential EV buyers.
This petition seeks to send a message to the federal government of the United States of America to direct EV manufacturers to standardize their fast chargers in the interest of establishing a network of ubiquitous charging stations usable by every EV owner, thereby encouraging a greater amount of consumer to adopt EVs. Failure to do so will only work against efforts toward widespread acceptance of greener transportation. Left to their own devices, luxury EV manufacturers will only compete themselves into erecting barriers to entry for consumer who are already hesitant to give up their gas-powered cars.