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Across Montana’s 147,000 square miles, the state government recently counted 57 charging stations.

Across Montana’s 147,000 square miles, the state government recently counted 57 charging stations.

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Montana’s vast spaces and epic vistas, its mountains and boundless plains, seem made for a road trip. Just not in an electric car.

There’s almost no place in public to plug in. Across Montana’s 147,000 square miles, the state government recently counted 57 charging stations, most of them clustered in towns and cities rather than along the highway. Traveling the long stretches between communities requires careful planning, or leaving the EV at home.