First round of charging stations announced at Detroit Auto Show
Over the past decade, the Achilles heel of electric vehicle success in the United States has been a lack of charging resources. That snag was seemingly addressed this week via a government plan that claims to cement charging infrastructure for more than half the country.
“I’m pleased to announce that we’re approving funding for the first 35 states, including Michigan, to build their own charging infrastructure throughout their state,” President Joe Biden said during an appearance at the Detroit Auto Show. The Biden administration said Wednesday it has approved ambitious plans by 34 states and Puerto Rico to create a national electric vehicle charging network as the U.S. begins in earnest its transition away from gas-powered transportation. The plans’ approval means $900 million can begin to flow to the states, which are tasked with using money from President Joe Biden’s huge infrastructure law to form the network of chargers across the nation.