Louisiana is prepared to receive their portion of the federal EV charging incentives to improve their charging network across the state. It was reported that the state will receive $75 million over the next five years. The charging stations will be installed in various locations in Louisiana including along highways and in rural neighborhoods.
The federal funding is coming out of a new budget that the Biden Administration has set in late 2021 to give to each state in hopes of expanding the EV charging network around the country and President Bidens electric vehicle and climate change goals. The goal is to have half of all vehicles sold be electric by 2030. The Louisiana Department of Transportation is also implementing grant programs for vehicles that run off alternative fuels rather than fossil fuels.
“We have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the impacts of climate change, which harms the state’s natural resources,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “One of the biggest changes in a low-carbon future will be seen in the way we travel. By making electric vehicles affordable to the daily commuter, and having the infrastructure to accommodate this, Louisiana can transition to using more renewable energy sources. These changes won’t come overnight, but this investment will help us in our efforts to reach these goals.”
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