As the number of electric vehicles on America’s roads continues to rise, Chicago is struggling to ensure public charging stations are equitably distributed across the city, the Energy News Network reports. The dearth of public chargers in Chicago’s BIPOC communities is consistent with the lack of public transit, grocery stores, bike lanes, and cultural institutions there — and advocates emphasize public charging stations are especially important if EV ownership is to rise among people who don’t live in single-family homes. Public chargers are heavily concentrated in the city’s affluent and mostly white North Side. As of 2018, 70% of Chicago’s public charging stations were clustered in just three of its 77 community areas, while 47 of 77 community areas, mostly on the South and West Sides, had no stations at all. (Energy News Network)