USDOT Creates New Office to Deploy $7.5 BILLION to Build 500,000 EV Charging Stations

Washington D.C. — The Biden Administration is launching a new government office in support of building 500,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across America.

In an announcement, the United States Departments of Transportation (USDOT) and Energy (USDOE) said they are collaborating on the formation of a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation.




 

The purpose of the joint initiative is to speed the deployment $7.5 billion approved in the new $1.2 trillion infrastructure law to build out a national EV charging network.

“Transportation is responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions of any sector in our economy — so it can and must be a big part of the solution to the climate crisis,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “With this announcement by USDOT and USDOE, we are taking a big step forward on climate by helping make the benefits of EVs more accessible for all Americans.”




 

The Joint Office will be focused on providing “technical assistance and analytical support” to states as they develop EV charging plans.

“We are embarking on a transformative path to modernize the way we get to around in this country, making sure all Americans have the option to choose electric vehicles and spend less at the pump while making our air healthier,” commented Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.

Today’s announcement is part of the Biden Administration’s continued fight to eliminate fossil fuel-powered vehicles from U.S. roadways.


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In August, President Biden signed an executive order setting a national goal that half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. be electric by 2030.

Secretaries Buttigieg and Granholm spoke about the Joint Office today at an event in Takoma Park, MD.

WATCH their remarks below.



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