Under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program, $5 billion has been earmarked to support electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, according to the new joint departments, U.S. Departments of Energy and Transportation.
The goal is to build out a national EV charging network, with the funds provided over a five-year period, to put stations along “alternative fuel corridors” designated on U.S. interstate highways.
In order to get more EVs on U.S. roads, the network charging infrastructure issue must be resolved.
States must submit a deployment plan for the charging infrastructure before being eligible to access the funds. The federal agencies said a second, competitive grant program will be announced later this year, with a goal of providing more charging infrastructure located in rural and underserved communities.
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