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- By Caroline McNally
As of September 27th, 2022, the Biden Administration has approved plans for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The rollout of the plan for years 2022 through 2030 includes $5 Billion in funding for electric vehicle infrastructure across all fifty states, The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The goal of NEVI is to provide a nationwide network of infrastructure for electric vehicles, comparable to the national infrastructure of gas stations already in place. With the deployment of the NEVI plan, it is hoped that the United States’ use and reliance on oil for transportation purposes will be drastically reduced, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 50%, and the uptake in electric vehicle ownership will be greatly increased.
The NEVI project provides financing to states through 2030 with the assumption of a slow-paced adoption period from the years 2022-2023. By 2030, the NEVI implementation is hoping to reduce the gap between Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFC) to no more than 50 miles, meaning that there would be an electric vehicle charger, able to fully charge an electric vehicle in 20 minutes, within 50 miles of a location within a US state. If compliance with these standards is met, 75,000 miles of highway would be covered. Subsequently, “range-anxiety” of current electric vehicle owners would be alleviated and the electric vehicle market would be more accessible to consumers, as any concerns of charging stations nearby would be eliminated.
Maverick Electric Vehicle Services is enthusiastic about the approval and rollout of the NEVI program and we look forward to continuing our partnerships with both public and private entities to provide widespread, accessible, reliable electric vehicle charging infrastructure.