Biden-Harris Administration Allocates $623 Million for Expansive EV Charging Network Across the United States

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Significant Funding Injection Aims to Boost EV Adoption and Create Jobs

In a major push toward advancing electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, the Biden-Harris Administration has unveiled a $623 million grant initiative to establish an extensive and reliable EV charging network across the United States. The investment is part of The White House’s broader objective to create a widespread, affordable, and convenient network of chargers, with the goal of deploying at least half a million public chargers. This strategic move aims to drive demand for electric vehicles and enhance the overall experience for existing EV owners.

The funding will support the creation of around 7,500 charging ports distributed across 22 states and Puerto Rico, fostering the growth of a robust EV charging infrastructure. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg emphasized the potential for the United States to lead the global EV revolution, generating employment opportunities and securing economic benefits for its citizens.

“This funding will help ensure that EV chargers are accessible, reliable, and convenient for American drivers while creating jobs in charger manufacturing, installation, and maintenance for American workers,” stated Secretary Buttigieg.

The allocated funds will be divided into two main categories:

Community Projects ($311 Million): This segment will focus on 36 community-based initiatives, including two Indian Tribes in Alaska and Arizona. The projects will involve the establishment of EV chargers and hydrogen fueling stations, contributing to both urban and rural communities.

Corridor Recipients ($312 Million): The funding will support 11 corridor recipients along roadways known as “Alternative Fuel Corridors.” These projects aim to fill gaps in the EV charging network, facilitating seamless travel.

Notable projects include:

North Central Texas Council of Governments: $70 million for constructing five hydrogen stations for medium and heavy-duty trucks, creating a hydrogen corridor from Texas to southern California.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: $10 million for building EV chargers in multi-family housing within disadvantaged communities and rural areas.
Maryland Clean Energy Center, County of Contra Costa in California, and Energy Northwest in Washington State: Each receiving $15 million for projects like building charging stations in various communities and regions.

The grants are made possible through the $2.5 billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The move aligns with the administration’s commitment to fostering EV adoption, which has reportedly seen a quadruple increase in EV sales since President Biden took office, with over four million EVs currently on U.S. roads. The number of public charging stations has also witnessed a growth of approximately 70%, reflecting a concerted effort to address the charging infrastructure gap.