Biden Admin Spends $5B on EVs, No Help on Gas
States must submit plans by Aug. 1 to get their portionThe vast majority of the driving public in the United States uses traditional gas-powered vehicles, but the Biden administration is focused on the transportation problems of electric vehicles (EVs), namely the scarcity of charging stations in many areas, rather than tackling record high gas prices.
California has 13,452 EV charging stations, the most of any state, while Alaska has the fewest—just 48—followed by North Dakota with 57, South Dakota with 59, and Wyoming with 62, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is set to spend big to fund more EV charging stations. Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, $5 billion has been allocated for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula program, with $1 billion being disbursed annually over the next five years.
The money will be split among states and must be used for projects directly related to charging vehicles at facilities tha …