Texas Legislature Eyes Expansion of EV Fast-Charging Stations Statewide

Electric vehicle owners across Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas could use an extra spark when it comes to EV fast-charging stations. Now two bills in the Texas Legislature could help spur expansion of the stations statewide.

Currently there are only 329 EV fast-charging stations across Texas, according to TxDOT data cited by the Texas Tribune—which noted that two Senate bills aim to set the foundation for adding many more. Senate Bill 1002 offers guidelines for how EV charging stations would be funded and built, while Senate Bill 1001 lays down how they would be registered with the state and be subject to inspections.

Around $400 million in federal funding for EV charging infrastructure is heading to Texas through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and businesses aren’t waiting for the Senate bills to play out before getting started on new stations. Just two weeks ago, Irving-Based 7-Eleven launched its 7Charge EV fast-charging network and app, with at least two new locations in Dallas and Fort Worth. 

And later this month, the Dallas suburb of Allen will get its first open-access EV charging station installed by San Marcos-based XCharge North America. It will be located at telecom service provider MD7’s corporate HQ at One Bethany West, and will allow two vehicles to be charged simultaneously.

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