Electric vehicle stations are installed every 50 miles along interstate highways to promote the adoption of zero-emissions cars
The Biden administration has unveiled a $ 5 billion plan over five years to build thousands of electric vehicle charging stations.
The nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations puts new or refurbished stations every 50 miles (80 km) along interstate highways as part of an administration plan to promote widespread adoption of zero-emissions cars.
Under the Department of Transportation’s requirements, states must submit plans to the federal government and begin construction this year if they first focus on highway routes rather than neighbourhoods and shopping centres that allow people to take their electric vehicles far.
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Each station must have at least four fast-charger ports, which allow drivers to fully recharge their vehicles in about an hour.
Many technical details need to be worked out, and the administration acknowledges that it will take work to convince drivers who are accustomed to gas-powered cars, especially in rural areas. The funding is far less than the $ 15bn Biden envisioned to meet the campaign promise of 500,000 charging stations by 2030, and could take substantial private investment to implement the project.
Because the US is erecting accessible, dependable, equal public public charging networks, so wherever you live, charging an electric vehicle is quick and easy.
“ A century before, America started the ultramodern machine period; Currently America must direct the electric vehicle revolution,” stated Pete Buttigieg, the Secretary of Transportation.
Buttigieg made the announcement in front of the Department of Transportation along with White House officials surrounded by a pair of black Ford Mustang Mac-E SUVs in the growing federal fleet of the federal government, which he and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm drive. The vehicle’s retail price starts at around $ 44,000 and goes up to $ 60,000-plus, including options, which are currently manufactured in Mexico.
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Buttigieg made a special appeal to rural drivers, pointing out that the US’s large wide open spaces no longer have to be a “valley of death” for EV drivers.
“Numerous may suppose of them as a comfort item,”he stated. “The reality is that in principle no one benefits more from EVs than those who drive long distances, usually our rural Americans.”
The law provides an additional $ 2.5bn for local grants planned at the end of this year to fill in the remaining gaps in the charging network in rural areas and disadvantaged communities that are currently less expensive to own. States that fail to meet all federal requirements will not delay or receive approval from the Federal Highway Administration.
Biden aims to sell 50% of electric vehicles by 2030 and is part of the broader effort of a zero emissions economy by 2050.
Electric vehicles accounted for less than 3% of US new vehicle sales last year, but forecasters expect a big increase over the next decade. Customers purchased nearly 400,000 fully electric vehicles.
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Biden hopes to do more to promote electric vehicles, including a provision in his stalled social and environmental bill for a $ 7,500 tax credit for people who buy electric vehicles.
“It helps to make sure America is leading the world in electric vehicles,” Biden said this week about expanding the EV infrastructure for American companies.
“China has been leading the race so far, but that is about to change,” he said.
A century agone, America started the ultramodern machine period; Now America must guide the electric vehicle revolution,” said Pete Buttigieg, the Secretary of Transportation.
Granholm explained that the initial $ 5bn investment would create a “spinal cord” of the national network.
Jessica Trancic, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who studies EV charging, called the method of administration a good first step. A successful strategy to promote widespread EV usage requires charging stations at various locations, including fast charging on highways and slow charging near homes and workplaces.
Sources The Guardian