PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stephanie Terrell bought a used Nissan Leaf this fall and was excited to join the wave of drivers choosing electric vehicles to save money on gas and reduce their carbon footprint.

But Terrell quickly hit a bump in the road on her journey to clean driving: As a renter, she doesn’t have a private garage where she can charge overnight, and the public charging stations near her are often used and require long waits. times Recently, a 23-year-old almost ran out of power on the freeway because the public charging station she was relying on was busy.

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