Biden Administration launches EV Charging Plan
Washington, D.C. – The Biden-Harris Administration released an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Plan on December 13 that sets the course for investing $5 billion in formula funding for states to build a national charging network of 500,000 chargers.
The plan is designed to support Biden’s target of 50 percent of EV sale shares in the U.S. by 2030.
Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the federal government will set 10 percent aside each year to provide grants to states to help fill gaps in the system of charging facilities.
This network will enable:
- Accelerated adoption of electric vehicles for all private consumers and commercial fleets, including those who cannot reliably charge at their home that can improve the country’s air quality, reduce emissions, put the U.S. on a path to net-zero emissions by no later than 2050, and position U.S. industries to lead global efforts.
- Targeted equity benefits for disadvantaged communities, reducing mobility and energy burdens while also creating jobs and supporting businesses.
- Create family-sustaining union jobs that can’t be outsourced.
The law also provides $2.5 billion for communities and corridors through a competitive grant program that will support innovative approaches and ensure that charger deployment meets federal priorities such as supporting rural charging, improving local air quality, and increasing EV charging access in disadvantaged communities.
In conjunction with the plan’s release, the departments of Energy and Transportation launched a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation on December 14 to ensure the agencies can work together to implement the EV charging network and other electrification provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
This initiative will provide states, communities, industry, labor, and consumer groups with a coordinated federal approach and one source for information and resources on EV charging and related topics.