Electric vehicles set for takeoff in Alaska, but there are bumps in road


There are over 1,000 all-electric autos in Alaska according to estimates and the number is growing, up by 200 in the last 12 months.

Add another 500 cars that are hybrids, which operate both on electricity and liquid fuel like gasoline.

The all-electric bandwagon is accelerating. But there are bumps in the road.

One is a concern that construction of recharging stations, particularly on highways for vehicles driving between cities are not being built fast enough. This is a worry not only in Alaska but across the nation, too.

Another issue more unique to Alaska is how cold weather will affect outdoor recharging stations and battery efficiency, particularly in the state’s Interior

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