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All 50 states (plus DC and PR) greenlit to access federal EV infrastructure funds

The Biden Administration has now approved Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans (EVIDPs) for all 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico, ahead of schedule. The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, requires each state to develop an EVIDP. Now that these have been approved, all states now have access… Read more »

Florida lawmaker says public chargers should be exempt from utility demand charges

Utility demand charges—steep fees that commercial customers pay when their power consumption exceeds a certain level—are the bane of public charging operators, and most Charged readers are probably familiar with how they work. Average Joe and Jane, however, are blissfully ignorant of their existence, and might be shocked to learn that they represent a roadblock… Read more »

DOE and DOT provide more details of National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program

The federal charging infrastructure investment included in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law moved a step closer to reality, as the US Departments of Transportation and Energy released some details of the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The NEVI Formula Program will provide a billion bucks per year for the next five years… Read more »

US DOT: Federal funds for EV infrastructure will start to flow this year

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal—whatever you call it, it provides a plentiful pot of federal funding for EV charging infrastructure. When Charged spoke with former EPA official Margo Oge in January about the policy, we asked her how long it would take before the money starts to flow. “I… Read more »

White House releases details of EV charging infrastructure plan

The EV industry applauded the inclusion of a plan to fund charging infrastructure in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—now rechristened the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIB)—that President Biden signed into law in November. However, until now we didn’t know exactly what we were cheering for. Now the administration has released an EV Charging Action… Read more »

US House passes public works bill with $7.5 billion for EV charging infrastructure

Finally! After much inter- and intra-party wrangling, the US House passed an infrastructure package that authorizes $550 billion of new investment over several years, including $7.5 billion for EV charging infrastructure and several other EV- and clean energy-related items. The total price tag for the package comes to over $1.2 trillion when routine funding for… Read more »

Bipartisan infrastructure deal includes $15 billion in EV charging and electric bus funding

After weeks of back-and-forth on the infrastructure bill, President Joe Biden announced, “We have a deal,” standing with a group of Republicans and Democrats after a meeting in the Oval Office. “I think it’s really important we’ve all agreed that none of us got all that we wanted.” EV advocates certainly aren’t going to get… Read more »

Bipartisan infrastructure proposal includes a new federal tax on EVs (updated)

EV experts have waxed ecstatic about President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which would include up to $174 billion in funding to boost EV adoption. However, given the political situation in the US Senate, it’s becoming apparent that this proposal is unlikely to become law. Now the talk in Washington is of a “bipartisan compromise,” which… Read more »

DOE requests info on Li-ion battery recycling and second-life applications

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) of 2021 authorized $335 million for battery recycling and second-life programs. Now the DOE is seeking information to assist in implementing the investment. Organizations interested in providing information, and/or participating in the various programs offered under the BIL, can respond between now and October 14, 2022. “The purpose of this… Read more »

GreenPower’s new West Virginia factory could produce 600 electric school buses per year

GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer of electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has cut the ribbon at its new South Charleston, West Virginia manufacturing facility. The facility, which is home to the company’s electric school bus manufacturing operations east of the Mississippi River, has been expanded by an additional 80,000 square feet. It is expected to… Read more »