ICYMI: Biden-Harris Administration Releases Electric Vehicle Charging Action Plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2021
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ICYMI: BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION RELEASES ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING ACTION PLAN
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Vice President Harris unveiled the Biden-Harris Administration’s Electric Vehicle Charging Action Plan to help our nation tackle the climate crisis by effectively implementing historic investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to develop a nationwide network of EV charging stations. An electric car future is cleaner and more equitable, brings down the cost of driving for families, and creates an opportunity to build a generation of good-paying union jobs.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes $5 billion in funding for states to build EV charging stations and an additional $2.5 billion through a competitive grant program for communities that will drive innovation and ensure that chargers are serving rural communities and other communities without access, and improve local air quality.
The Biden-Harris Administration is also working to increase domestic manufacturing of EV batteries and their components. In June, the Administration released 100-day reviews of the supply chains of four critical battery products and made a plan of action to ensure we have a strong, reliable domestic supply chain for these batteries. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will accelerate this progress by investing more than $7 billion in funding to improve innovations and facilities across the battery supply chain.
The Biden-Harris Administration also knows families are stretched thin — that is why the Administration is working to lower costs for families, including the cost of electric vehicles. President Biden’s Build Back Better Act will cut the sticker price for electric vehicles made in the United States by union workers by up to $12,500 and will include a tax credit of up to $4,000 for used electric vehicles to ensure electric vehicles are affordable for everyone.
Read the details of the White House Electric Vehicle Charging Action Plan below:
- Establishing a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to ensure the Department of Transportation and the Department of Energy can work together efficiently to implement the EV charging network and other electrification provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
- Taking in input from diverse stakeholders by hosting meetings on the implementation of the EV Charging Action Plan.
- Developing guidance and standards for states and cities to ensure the criteria in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are met.
- Requesting information from domestic manufacturers to understand what domestic sourcing is available today to ensure that the network of EV chargers can be built in America, by American workers.
- Seeking out new Alternative Fuel Corridors designations to identify highways with infrastructure plans that would support travel using alternative fuels, like electricity.