U.S. approves 50 states’ EV charging plans

Source: By David Shepardson, Reuters • Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

An electric vehicle charge station by ChargePoint, Inc. is seen outside New York City Hall in Manhattan, New York
An electric vehicle charge station by ChargePoint, Inc. is seen outside New York City Hall in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 8, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department (USDOT) said it has approved the electric vehicle charging station plans for all 50 states, Washington and Puerto Rico covering about 75,000 miles of highways.

The November 2021 $1 trillion infrastructure bill provides $5 billion to help states install EV chargers along interstate highways over five years. States now have access to more than $1.5 billion to help build EV chargers, USDOT said. The White House announced earlier this month it had approved 35 state plans.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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