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Electric car advocates criticize lack of charging options

September 22, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Electric vehicle advocates say the lack of charging infrastructure causes North Dakota to miss out on potential tourism and economic development dollars.

The Bismarck Tribune reports electric vehicle owners struggle to plan trips through North Dakota due to “range anxiety,” a term that describes a driver’s concern that his or her car will run out of power before it reaches its destination.

North Dakota has at least two dozen chargers but they all are the slower kind that require hours for a full charge.

The state Transportation Department says there are 187 electric vehicles are registered in North Dakota. That’s up from 141 last year.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com