Well, there's more than just meets the eye... Beta, for example, was not quite the failure all believe it to be. As a video cassette in that particular form, it eventually lost out to VHS as we all know. But it didn't die. It was reborn in the 8mm format, and went on to succeed quite well in the markets that it targeted. So, technology in itself is not an all-or-nothing sort of thing. The Tesla Roadster charging standard, as in the actual plug that attaches to the car, didn't survive to appear on other cars. But it is fairly trivial to adapt to the J1772 and Tesla AC (not super charging) interfaces. In the 2 years I've owned it, my own Roadster has spent more time on "non-Roadster" chargers than on official ones, and both it and I have been quite happy doing so. So the key to this highway infrastructure initiative needs to be forward-looking in the base technology, and easily adapted to the cars that can effective use it today. I don't see any effort in the announcement towards this future goal. It more appears to be a political (note the timing) "feel good" statement intended to give a view of the government doing stuff to solve problems. I know of at least one other, similarly-timed directive that had about the same feel to it (increasing readiness for extreme space weather events), and expect there were probably others. While I do expect some good will come from it (I did get a number of good years of service from my Betamax), in the end it falls far short. Keeping my "negative" vote, above.