The Biden-Harris Administration revealed a funding allocation of $623 million in grants aimed at expanding the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the United States. This initiative is designed to generate employment opportunities while enhancing accessibility for electric vehicle owners to charge their vehicles in residential areas, workplaces, and commercial spaces. The announcement underscores the Biden Administration’s commitment to establishing a convenient, cost-effective, and domestically produced national network of EV chargers. The ambitious target includes deploying a minimum of 500,000 publicly accessible chargers by 2030, reinforcing the administration’s emphasis on American manufacturing and labor in the electric vehicle sector.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, under President Biden’s leadership, EV sales have more than quadrupled, the number of publicly available charging ports has grown by nearly 70 percent, and more than 4 million EVs are now on the road. Spurred by the President’s historic investments, private companies have announced more than $155 billion in the EV and battery supply chain under the Biden-Harris Administration. EVs are critical to our rapid and equitable transition to clean transportation systems, producing zero tailpipe emissions, reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions—major contributors to climate change and key contributors to respiratory ailments.
The grants being announced today are made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $2.5 billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, a competitive funding program, and will fund 47 EV charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure projects in 22 states and Puerto Rico, including construction of approximately 7,500 EV charging ports. The CFI program complements the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program to build the “backbone” of high-speed EV chargers along our nation’s highways. Thanks to the NEVI program, new charging stations in Ohio and New York have opened, and states like Pennsylvania and Maine have broken ground.