Volvo Cars US said on Tuesday it was partnering with coffee giant Starbucks to create a public electric vehicle (EV) charging network that is set to begin this summer.
Volvo, which plans to have a charger installed at every 100 miles, said it expects the installations to be completed by the end of 2022. The charging stations could be used by all EV drivers for a fee. However, Volvo car owners could use these at no charge or at preferential rates.
Volvo Cars, which is primarily owned by China’s Geely, aims to sell 50 percent pure electric cars by the middle of this decade and fully electric cars by 2030.
The Biden administration last month also unveiled its plan to award nearly $5 billion (roughly Rs. 381 crore) over five years to build thousands of electric vehicle charging stations to help combat this issue.
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