Biden Admin Calls For $5 Billion Network of EV Chargers Along Interstates

"Grants included in the infrastructure law will help states build a charging network designed to reach highways in almost every corner of the country"

"The Biden administration laid out plans Thursday for a $5 billion network of electric vehicle chargers along interstate highways, aiming to boost confidence in battery-powered cars by ensuring drivers can always find somewhere to plug in.

The money, included in last year’s infrastructure legislation, will be shared over five years among states, which are likely to hire private companies to install and operate the charging network.

Officials say the federal funding is aimed at standardizing charging systems so drivers have an experience comparable to finding a gas station on a road trip. It is one of the most significant investments in the $1 trillion infrastructure law aimed at reducing carbon emissions from transportation and a steppingstone toward the administration’s goal of having half of new cars be battery-powered or plug-in hybrids by 2030."

Ian Duncan reports for the Washington Post February 10, 2022.

Source: Washington Post, 02/10/2022