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Only Eight Fed EV Charging Stations Built

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Despite the Biden administration’s plan for EV charging stations across the country, only eight have been constructed, reports Fox Business:

“Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg defended the Biden administration’s push to build half a million electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along U.S. highways by 2030 after being questioned about how just eight have been built since President Biden signed the legislation two years ago.

“Buttigieg appeared Sunday on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ where he tried to ease doubts about reaching Biden’s goal of 500,000 chargers by the end of the decade when asked why it wasn’t happening more quickly.

“‘Now, in order to do a charger, it’s more than just plugging a small device into the ground,’ the secretary said. ‘There’s utility work, and this is also really a new category of federal investment. But we’ve been working with each of the 50 states.’

“‘Seven or eight, though?’ host Margaret Brennan said with a laugh.

“‘Again, by 2030, 500,000 chargers,’ Buttigieg said. ‘And the very first handful of chargers are now already being physically built.’

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the massive infrastructure package Biden signed in 2021, earmarks $7.5 billion for EV charging programs, while the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act expands tax credits for EVs and charger installations.”

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