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Biden wants network of 500,000 EV chargers. Two states are getting a head start

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Ohio and Pennsylvania are taking the lead in the establishment of a comprehensive national electric vehicle (EV) charging network, funded by $5 billion from the infrastructure law. Ohio is set to open the first EV chargers, with Pennsylvania also breaking ground on its initial stations. The Biden administration aims for 500,000 chargers by 2030 to support its environmental agenda of having half of new cars fully electric or plug-in hybrid. While this project is a significant step, experts suggest that federal funding may fall short of the required $50 billion, and progress is needed to meet the charging infrastructure demands, especially for high-speed chargers. The federal investment aims to democratize charging infrastructure and support the transition to electric vehicles across the nation.

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