Renting an EV
Renting an EV

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Episode: 224

Broadcast date: June 10, 2024

Guest: Larry Nutson

Renting an EV, Virginia Backs Down,

Why the Charging Infrastructure Program is Moving so Slowly



Larry Nutson of The Auto Channel sits in for Jill this week. Larry and Tom opened the show discussing one of Tom’s random X/Twitter polls, which included the option of owning a Fisker ocean. Listen in for details.


Among the many first-segment topics covered by the hosts, Larry talked about renting an electric vehicle, a process he found generally pleasant and uneventful. Larry and Tom also discussed a recent decision by the Governor of the State of Virginia to back out of its agreement with the State of California to enact and maintain the latter state’s zero-emissions vehicle rules and adoption targets.


In the second segment, Larry shares an update on the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program (NEVI), enacted as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. Responding to critics’ complaints that the EV charging-infrastructure program is moving too slowly, Larry broke down the process by which individual states must develop plans and obtain federal approval to access funding.


In the last segment, Larry is subjected to Tom’s “Men of the Auto Industry” quiz. Do you know what the “P” in Walter P. Chrysler stands for?


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