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Tonko Cheers $25 Million Biden Investment in New York EV Infrastructure

$5 Billion total EV investment in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will build out nation’s charging network

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko celebrated the announcement today that $25,971,644 in EV charging investments will be available to New York State in the first year of the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program will deliver an estimated $5 billion over 5 years to create a network of EV charging stations across the nation and improve EV charging access for all Americans.

As one of the few engineers in Congress and as Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee in the House, Tonko has been at the forefront of actions in Congress to invest in EV infrastructure.

“Investing in electric vehicle charging offers untapped opportunities to revolutionize America’s transportation infrastructure,” Congressman Tonko said. “As we build out access and innovation in this critical field, EV investments will create good-paying jobs and drive down costs for consumers, all while helping us reach our climate goals and lowering emissions in the transportation sector—the largest contributor of climate pollution in the country. I’m proud of the work I have done pushing for strong federal support of this emerging industry, but my work is far from over. I look forward to continuing to fight alongside President Biden to strengthen our EV infrastructure and build back better for all.”

The United States’ network of 100,000 chargers is currently insufficient to service the growing number of EV owners—and also struggles with inconsistent plug types, payment options and data availability. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is investing in good-paying union jobs to address these shortcomings, advancing President Biden’s goal to expand the U.S. network to 500,000 chargers and grow electric vehicles sales to 50 percent of the automobile market by 2030.

In order to access these EV charging funds, states are required to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan. To assist with the development of Deployment Plans and provide additional resources, the new Joint Office of Energy and Transportation also launched a website: DriveElectric.gov

View the announcement from the Biden Administration and the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy HERE.


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