Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Efficiency - September 15, 2023
White House to Invest $100 Million for EV Charger Reliability
The Biden-Harris administration announced applications were opened for the Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator program.
The program will provide up to $100 million in federal funding to repair and replace non-operational EV charging infrastructure.
Localities and states can receive grants for additional assistance to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure due to the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, which stipulates a 10% set-aside of the $5 billion created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and administered by the Federal Highway Administration.
The first round of funding will focus on improving the reliability of the current network by repairing or replacing existing EV charging infrastructure.
"We know that people expect public EV chargers to work the first time, every time," said Joint Office of Energy and Transportation Executive Director Gabe Klein in a statement. "That's why we have a multi-pronged approach to create a seamless charging experience by building a capable workforce, tracking reliability metrics, and convening industry to ensure they can meet the performance standards for federally funded chargers set earlier this year. This funding to repair and replace non-operational chargers combined with the efforts of the ChargeX Consortium should increase reliability significantly over the next two years.”