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Biden-⁠Harris Administration to provide $7.5 B for national EV charging network

USA, Washington DC: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments to enable families to plug-in, charge up, and drive across America.

The Biden-Harris Administration has announced new steps to meet President Biden’s goal to build out the first-ever national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers along America’s highways and in communities, a key piece of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The US Department of Transportation, in partnership with the US Department of Energy, is proposing new standards to make charging electric vehicles (EVs) a convenient, reliable, and affordable for all Americans, including when driving long distances. Without strong standards, chargers would be less reliable, may not work for all cars, or lack common payment methods. The new standards will ensure everyone can use the network – no matter what car you drive or which state you charge in.

The $7.5 B for EV charging infrastructure in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is meant to build a convenient and equitable charging network through two programs. The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program will provide $5 B in formula funding to States to build out charging infrastructure along highway corridors – filling gaps in rural, disadvantaged, and hard-to-reach locations while instilling public confidence in charging.

 

Source: T&D World