Spread of electric cars sparks fights for control over charging

Fox Business | Oct 17, 2020 at 1:38 PM
  • Electric vehicles are widely seen as the automobile industry’s future, but a battle is unfolding in states across America over who should control the charging stations that could gradually replace fuel pumps.
  • From Exelon Corp. to Southern California Edison, utilities have sought regulatory approval to invest millions of dollars in upgrading their infrastructure to prepare for charging and, in some cases, to own and operate chargers.
  • Proponents of having utilities build charging networks also argue that they have the scale to do so more quickly.