Federal Departments Announce Funding for EV Charging Network

The funding is expected to construct at least 500,000 public chargers by 2030.

The Department of Transportation announced $623 million in funding this month to expand America’s public electric vehicle (EV) charging network and the Department of Energy announced that it would be providing $325 million to establish public charging stations as the administration seeks to boost the use of electric vehicles. 

The Transportation Department estimates that its funding, under the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program, will enable the construction of at least 500,000 public EV charging stations by 2030.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “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.”

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said, “Every community across the nation deserves access to convenient and reliable clean transportation.”

The Energy Department also announced $130 million for additional EV research and development, including the development of lower-cost batteries. 

The administration anticipates that by 2030 at least 50 percent of new car sales in the U.S. will be electric, with the sale of EVs already quadrupling since President Biden took office—supported the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Law. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretaries Buttigieg and Granholm as they oversee the building of increased infrastructure for electric vehicles.
  • For the president and members of his Cabinet as they pursue alternate sources of power and energy.

Sources: Department of Transportation, Washington Examiner, USA Today, Fox News 

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