Vehicle Charging Gets a Big Boost

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Departments of Transportation and Energy are laying out ambitious plans today to get the electric vehicle charging network built across the nation.

The following is a statement from Max Baumhefner, a senior attorney at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):

“This quick action demonstrates the priority the Biden administration is putting on building the vehicle charging infrastructure of the future. We have no time to lose, and the secretaries are making that clear in their actions today.

“It’s now going to be up to states, localities and private businesses to move with the same sense of urgency, and get these charging stations built, particularly for the underserved and low-income communities that will most benefit from economic opportunity and cleaner air.”

NRDC is one of the leaders of the National EV Charging Initiative, which held its inaugural summit last month. For the guiding principles from the associations, public interest groups, labor unions and others working together on the charging initiative, click here.

Max’s recent blog on the latest in EV charging is available here.

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