Half a Million EV Charging Stations To Be Built Across U.S

By Staff Writer September 15, 2022 144
U.S. sales of EVs jumped 83% last year, but still represent a small slice of the market at 3%. U.S. sales of EVs jumped 83% last year, but still represent a small slice of the market at 3%.

The Detroit Auto Show, running since 1907, is in full swing this week, and EV’s are front and center this year. President Biden, a self described ‘car guy’ dropped into the festivities on Wednesday during his midterm election travel tour, as he showcases new laws to fund infrastructure building.

In his speech at the show the President announced a plan to build 500,000 new EV charging stations across 350,000 miles of U.S roadways in 35 states. The White house said $900,000 million will be spent over 5 years. The $900,000 million is part of the 1 $trillion in infrastructure spending Congress passed into law this year. The monies will be distributed via grants to states to build the electric vehicle charging stations, with the caveat, Union Workers are on the job.  

"I believe we can own the future of the automobile market. I believe we can own the future of manufacturing," President Biden said in Detroit. "American manufacturing is back. Detroit is back. America's back, and folks, we're proving it's never, ever, ever a good bet to bet against the American people."

Where to charge a EV, how long charging may take, and range anxiety have been front and center for many consumers contemplating switching from an ICE vehicle to an EV.  Tackling those issues is a big step towards car buyer confidence. 

As the President said. "The great American Road Trip is going to be fully electrified. "

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