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David Jankowsky is chief executive of Francis Energy, a Tulsa, Okla.-based startup. Francis Energy is part of a loose coalition that is working to expand electric-vehicle chargers into rural areas. The coalition is trying to remove a major obstacle to consumer demand for electric vehicles.

David Jankowsky is chief executive of Francis Energy, a Tulsa, Okla.-based startup. Francis Energy has been installing fast chargers in remote areas of the Great Plains. Some are in areas with hardly any electric cars on the road and receive little use. But some are on tribal reservations to lonely sections of Route 66.

Francis Energy is part of a mishmash of companies, nonprofits and government agencies working to create a charging network. Some are in areas with hardly any electric cars on the road and receive little use. Billions of dollars for charging infrastructure about to flow from Washington.

Electric-vehicle charging can be a tough business with a murky profit outlook, analysts say. Upfront capital costs, though typically subsidized with public dollars, are high. Fast chargers are considered ideal for more-remote areas because they can replenish a battery in 15 to 30 minutes.
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