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Electric-vehicle stations to expand on Cape, South Coast, Islands

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About $800,000 in state grants will fund E.V. charging stations on Nantucket and in Fall River and Falmouth, among other towns.

Twenty electric-vehicle charging stations are headed to the region under the state's E.V. incentive grant program.

Massachusetts is providing $13 million for 300 fast-charging, publicly accessible stations, with $800,000 slated for installations on Nantucket and in Brewster, Centerville, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Fall River, Falmouth and Sagamore Beach.

This week the Biden administration said it would apply $5 billion from the infrastructure bill toward E.V. stations along highways. States are required to submit plans by August.

About one in 10 cars sold worldwide last year was electric. Biden has set a target for half of vehicles sold to be electric by the end of the decade.

The Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative plans to hold a panel discussion on charging-station programs this spring.

Patrick Flanary is a dad, journalist, and host of Morning Edition.