The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy will invest USD 325 million across three programs to advance EV technologies, repair chargers and cut battery costs, the White House said in a statement on Friday.
“This new funding for EV chargers will repair and replace existing, non-operational chargers across the country, reduce costs for deploying charging in underserved communities, and cut battery costs”, the statement added.
The new funds are part of the USD 5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program funded by a USD 1 trillion 2021 infrastructure law. Under the program, states need to operate federally-funded charging ports for at least five years, which must work 97% of the time.