Waterloo, IA – State officials have announced that this program will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a network of EV charging stations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, particularly along the Interstate Highway System.
A second grant also designed to expand charging access in rural and underserved communities should be announced later this year, officials said.
U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, released the following statement:
“We are modernizing America’s national highway system for drivers in cities large and small, towns and rural communities, to take advantage of the benefits of driving electric.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is helping states to make electric vehicle charging more accessible by building the necessary infrastructure for drivers across America to save money and go the distance, from coast-to-coast.”
Governor Reynolds released the following statement:
“Pres. Biden is again pouring taxpayer dollars into EV charging stations while ignoring a readily-available renewable energy source grown right here in IA. This is why we need increased access to E15.”