Funding for Charging Stations
Federal Funding Opportunities
The Federal administration is committed to improving EV charging infrastructure across the U.S.—making EV charging stations as commonplace and as easy to use as gas stations.
To that end, the government has allocated $7.5 billion EV charging to improve EV charging infrastructure ($5 billion going to states and $2.5 billion for communities and corridors through a competitive grant program). An additional $7 billion is allocated for the critical minerals supply chains necessary for batteries, components, materials, and recycling. The $7.5 billion for improving EV charging infrastructure is divided into two programs included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law:
State Funding Opportunities
The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program will provide $5 billion in strategic funding to States to "build out 500,000 ultra-fast EV charging stations along highway corridors – filling gaps in rural, disadvantaged, and hard-to-reach locations while instilling public confidence in charging."
All NEVI-funded DC fast charge stations will have a minimum of four 150 kW combined Charging System (CCS) connectors and total station power of 600 kW.
The stations will be located within 50 miles of each other along freeways and highways, and within 1 mile of exits
Additional information on each state's specific incentives and rebates can is available on the Alternative Fuels Data Center website.
Promoting equity in the public EV-charging system
To be successful, the charging infrastructure in the U.S. must serve a diverse population.
Current charger installations tend to be located in higher-income areas, following the location of early EV sales. Future charger installations must be planned for areas of all income levels to take ownership of EVs as practical as ownership of fuel-powered vehicles. To that end, the government has launched an EV Charging Action Plan that fast-tracks federal investments and targets equity benefits for disadvantaged communities.