U.S. Government Puts $148.8M Toward Repairing Electric Vehicle Chargers

Jan. 23, 2024
The funds will be used to repair or replace around 4,500 existing charging ports throughout 20 different states.

The U.S. government will be allocating $148.8 million between 20 different states to fund the repair or replacement of faulty electric vehicle chargers, Reuters reports.

Around 4,500 existing charging ports will be worked on as a result of the funds, which come from the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program, which in turn is funded by the $1 trillion infrastructure law passed in 2021.

As part of the NEVI program, states must operate federally-funded charging ports for a minimum of five years. Of those chargers, they must reliably operate 97% of the time.

There are currently over 170,000 charging ports in the U.S., and the White House plans to expand that number to 500,000 by 2030. According to Reuters, these ports are slated to be high-speed chargers, placed no more than 50 miles apart along some of the busiest highways and interstates in the country.