Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Funding Approved for NYS
The US Department of Transportation, announced Tuesday, the approval of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico ahead of schedule under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program.
The approval means all states now have access to all funding for the fiscal years 2022 and 2023 which totals more than $1.5 billion to help build EV chargers covering approximately 75,000 miles of highway across the country. The NEVI formula funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which makes $5 billion available over five years, will help build a convenient, reliable, and affordable EV charging network across the country, according to a press release from the US Department of Transportation.
Governor Kathy Hochul called the announcement "a critical step to help New York build out the charging infrastructure."
"The approval, which includes up to $175 million to expand New York's network, will help further facilitate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and advance New York State's nation-leading goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat climate change, improve air quality, provide benefits to disadvantaged communities, and create green jobs," said Governor Hochul.