The need for charging stations is clear, but who should own them is not

In Illinois, there’s widespread agreement that drivers need access to more charging stations if the state is going to electrify its transportation system. The question of who owns them — and who profits from them — is an open debate, reports Energy News Network. Utilities, private developers, and business owners are all expected to play a role in building out the state’s electric vehicle infrastructure, but recent comments submitted to state regulators reveal unresolved questions about what those roles might look like.

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