America has been working tirelessly to provide better public access EV charging stations to its local residents and for long distance drivers. The Biden Administration has been implementing plans and providing funds to each state to help stimulate the growth of EV charging stations. The U.S Department of Transportation announced that it has approved plans to expand public charging stations for the highways across the country spanning all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. This new plan will cover approximately 75,000 miles of highways.
This program to expand EV chargers on highways across the country is a part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program which allocates $5 billion dollars across all of the states to expand their charging station access and infrastructure. The goal is to have an EV charging site every 50 miles along U.S. highways.
The Biden Administration hopes to decrease the effects of climate change by influencing the country to convert to electric powered vehicles from fossil fuels. Their goal is to have half of all vehicles sold to be electric powered by year 2030. The federal government has put over $100 billion into expanding EV charging access. There are also lots of tax credits and grants available to private businesses that want to add EV charging stations to their property either for public use to the community or private for their residents and employees.
Click here to read the full article, originally published September 7, 2022 by CNBC.