US states have deadlines related to submitting their respective plans to build EV charging infrastructure. Biden Administration formalized that more than two-thirds of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Implementation Plan had been approved ahead of schedule, and they were already funded.
President Biden, and his Deputy Harris, and their governments have discussed the plan and have approved the first 35 countries.
Each of the 35 states could already use more than $900 million to start building a charging network that collectively covers about 53,000 miles of highways.
“Today, with funding in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, we are taking an important step towards building a national electric vehicle charging network where finding costs is as easy as finding a gas station,” said US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
“With the first set of approvals we’re announcing today, 35 states across the country, will move forward to use these funds to regularly and reliably install EV chargers along their highways,” he added.
The administration also said that they were working as quickly as possible through a lengthy and painstaking approval process. They have a target to complete all approvals by September 30, 2022, or sooner.
The first 35 plans that were approved were as follows:
District of Colombia