EVgo charging station

An EVgo fast charging station on Pacific Avenue in the Jackson Square neighborhood. In densely packed cities like SF, questions about where to charge electric vehicles and whether PG&E's infrastructure can support the future strain on the grid remain unanswered.

When it comes to electric vehicles, we may have put the car before the charging infrastructure. Zero- and low-emission vehicles are considered a crucial part of how the United States will transition away from fossil fuels — and the Bay Area is leading the way with about one in four new cars whirring off dealership lots with a battery instead of a gas tank.

But in densely packed cities like San Francisco, questions about where to charge and whether Pacific Gas & Electric’s infrastructure can support the future strain on the grid remain unanswered.

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