All 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico get 75,000 miles of EV chargers

The U.S. Department of Transportation approved plans to create enough electric vehicle charging stations to cover 75,000 miles of highways.

75,000 miles of EV chargers

After enacting a $1 trillion infrastructure bill in November 2021, President Joe Biden's plans to enhance electric vehicle chargers are underway. In five years, states will have $5 billion to put EV chargers on interstates.

75,000 miles of EV chargers

This will more than increase the available funding each state, as the DOT estimates $1.5 billion.

75,000 miles of EV chargers

Depending on population and electric vehicle market share, certain places need more chargers than others.

75,000 miles of EV chargers

Reuters reported that U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said states will be responsible for installing charging stations.

75,000 miles of EV chargers

Each state must follow certain criteria. DOT advises states to subsidize DC Fast Chargers with four plugs. Interstates should have chargers every 50 miles. Off-highway chargers should be 1 mile from the interstate.

75,000 miles of EV chargers

Federal funding will pay 4/5 of EV charging installation costs. States must pay the remaining 80% of the bill.

75,000 miles of EV chargers

First drafts of EV infrastructure rollout plans were presented to the White House on August 2; 32 states approved them this month.

75,000 miles of EV chargers

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocated $7.5 billion for EV charging expansion. The remaining $2.5 billion will fund community charging initiatives. $7 billion was invested on domestic mineral acquisition for electric vehicle batteries and components.

75,000 miles of EV chargers