WASHINGTON—The Biden Administration has approved EV recharger deployment plans for all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program. It paves the way for the establishment of a coast-to-coast charging network along 75,000 miles of highway, with a goal of 500,000 rechargers nationwide.
“America led the original automotive revolution in the last century, and today, thanks to the historic resources in the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re poised to lead in the 21st century with electric vehicles,” says Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Transportation Secretary. “We have approved plans…to help ensure that Americans in every part of the country—from the largest cities to the most rural communities—can be positioned to unlock the savings and benefits of electric vehicles.”
“With this greenlight, states can ramp up their work to build out charging networks that will make driving an EV more convenient and affordable for their residents and will serve as the backbone of our national EV charging network,” adds Stephanie Pollack, acting federal highway administrator.