TVA, state to partner on network of electric vehicle charging stations along major TN roadways

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Eager to boost electric vehicle use in the coming years, TVA announced a partnership Wednesday with the state to build a network featuring charging stations along every 50 miles of major roadways in Tennessee.

TVA is working with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on the public “fast-charging infrastructure” over the next five years. There are about 24 fast-charging spots now in the state; the new plan would raise the total to 50.

The project cost is estimated at about $20 million.

TVA CEO Jeff Lyash said the utility giant hopes by 2028 to see more than 200,000 electrical vehicles driving on “Valley” roads.

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