Source: Illuminati Press
The White House says it is making progress on the charging network the country needs to enable long road trips in electric cars.
On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced $623 million to fund 47 electric vehicle charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure projects in 22 states and Puerto Rico, the latest round of money stemming from the Biden administration’s investment in building an EV charging network across the U.S.
One of the biggest hurdles to the American transition to EVs has been range anxiety among consumers due to the lack of available and working chargers, illustrated by the approximately 170,000 public chargers currently available to charge the estimated 4 million EVs on American roads per government data. In September, the U.S. Department of Transportation authorized $100 million to repair and replace existing but non-operational charging infrastructure.
The recently announced funding is just one part of the way the government is trying to solve the range anxiety issues preventing more Americans from adopting EVs.
The funding includes money for some 7,500 new EV charging ports in states such as New Jersey, California, Texas and Arizona.