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A key factor in the transition to electric vehicles is ensuring that the charging infrastructure meets the requirements. The Infrastructure Act allocated $5 billion in five years to help states install charging piles on highways, and this process has just taken an important step forward. The Department of Transportation has approved electric vehicle charging plans in all 50 states, as well as in Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Reuters said the plans cover 75000 miles of highways.
As a result of the Ministry of Transport's approval of these plans, the Biden government has released more than 1.5 billion dollars for electric vehicle charging pile projects in various states. These funds will cover up to 80% of the electric vehicle charging pile installation costs, and the rest will be borne by states and private entities. Earlier this month, the Department of Transportation said it had approved plans for 35 states, but all of them needed to be approved before funding could begin.
It is unclear how many charging posts will be supported by this fund, but Pete Buttigeg, the Minister of Transport, said earlier this year that states will need to meet certain standards. The Department of Transportation said states should install DC fast charging piles, and charging stations will need at least four ports. There should also be electric vehicle charging posts on interstate highways every 50 miles. They should also be within a mile of the highway.
Private companies such as Tesla and General Motors are building their own charging networks. But it is also important to have public infrastructure at specific intervals on interstate highways.
It is worth mentioning that with the help of public funds, the rapid expansion of electric vehicle charging piles is in sharp contrast to the broadband deployment under the Infrastructure Law.