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Biden Celebrates Opening of Nation’s First NEVI-Funded EV Charging Stations

The first-ever electric vehicle (EV) charging stations funded via the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program have opened in London, Ohio and Kingston, New York, marking historic steps towards building a convinient, affordable and reliable transportation systems for all communities.

“Ohio and New York are leading the charge across America with the historic openings of their NEVI-funded EV charging stations,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, every state across the nation, D.C., and Puerto Rico, will soon follow —building out a convenient, reliable, made-in-America charging network, boosting the economy by creating good-paying jobs and reducing costs for families across the country.”

“The openings of the EV charging stations in Ohio and New York are proof that Bidenomics is working. President Biden invested $7.5 billion in EV charging through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and we’re seeing huge results across the country because of it,” said Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu. “The President’s Investing in America agenda is building a convenient, reliable, made-in-America EV charging network nationwide that will help us tackle the climate crisis and position America as a leader in the clean energy economy.”

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, the new charging stations will fill gaps in charging, add capacity, and boost the reliability of our nation’s fast charging network. Those efforts will also be complemented by DOT’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program, which provides $2.5 billion in grant funds to strategically deploy publicly accessible EV charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in communities where people live and work.

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