Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California is set to distribute $40.5 million in federal funds to build 270 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers at 26 locations along highways. Funded by President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the state is expected to receive more than $380 million to create 6,600 miles of EV corridors, with at least four fast chargers every 50 miles.
This adds to more than $10 billion in state funding for zero-emission cars, trucks, buses, and infrastructure through California’s Climate Commitment. And, it follows the Governor’s announcement that California has surpassed both zero-emission truck and car sales goals two years ahead of schedule.
“This is a direct result of President Biden’s infrastructure legislation. We’re using this money to deliver for Californians, building EV chargers across the state as we continue to get cleaner cars on the road. our ways.
HOW WE GET HERE:
The federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program is focused on boosting EV travel across the country and creating a coast-to-coast network of EV fast chargers;
This announcement follows the Federal Highway Administration’s approval of California’s updated NEVI Deployment Plan, which unlocks $81.7 million under the NEVI Program;
Each of these corridors will have at least four EV fast chargers every 50 miles and within one mile of a designated highway;
California leads the nation in all measures of the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) market, including the highest level of public funding, the largest percentage of EV market share, and the most extensive EV infrastructure. charging the public;
The success of the state’s programs led to ZEVs becoming a top export and spurred major improvements in manufacturing and job creation.