Ever heard of solar panels? They work just as well in those areas. In fact, I bet you could have a nice little hydro powered generator in mountainous areas.
Seriously, if they can do this in Norway, which is a lot more rugged country than most of the USA, I bet it's possible in the USA as well.
How about this scenario: a recharging station in the middle of nowhere, fueled by wind and solar power. No need to even send a truck to refuel, because it refuels itself. Seems even better than that gas station.
But don't worry: the EU and China will show our backward cousins in the USA how it's done, and after a while even the most dimwitted will see the benefits. A tad late, but that's just the good ol' USA for you: always a bit late to every party, from world war I and II to a better environment.