The Biden administration announced more than $600 million in grants to grow the U.S. electric-vehicle charging network and other alternative-fueling stations.
Adequate electric-vehicle charging infrastructure is consistently ranked among consumers as a top consideration in the decision to switch from gas to electric. The Biden administration has been focused on encouraging EV adoption by building on a spotty network and pushing for more domestic EV materials production.
The grant money, authorized by the 2021 infrastructure law, is intended to help meet the administration’s goal of establishing at least half a million public chargers by 2030. It said that the number of publicly available chargers has grown by almost 70% since it set the goal.
Grants will fund charger projects in 22 states and Puerto Rico, including in rural areas where charging infrastructure tends to be scarce.
“America led the arrival of the automotive era, and now we have a chance to lead the world in the EV revolution—securing jobs, savings, and benefits for Americans in the process,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
The projects will include hydrogen-fueling stations.
Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today