Francis Energy EV Charging Station

GreenBiz highlights Francis Energy

Taking an opposite turn from those looking to charge the EVs of America’s urbanites, Francis Energy aims to tackle another challenge to mass adoption: the lack of charging stations across rural America. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the startup has been installing fast chargers in remote areas of the Great Plains, including on tribal lands, and working to make the classic American road trip EV-friendly by putting stations on Route 66. While its installations tend to be in areas with few electric cars on the road, Francis is betting on Washington, D.C.’s infrastructure funding and the heartland’s love of pickup trucks. Several automakers, including Ford, Chevrolet and GM, plan to roll out new electric pickups this year or next. And deliveries for the Rivian R1T and GM’s Hummer EV have already started.