The measure that will receive the final congressional pass By the end of Friday, Biden had halved the money needed for charging stations. Within a month after the bill is signed, money can begin to flow into the regions, although construction cannot begin until the Department of Transportation approves its spending plans.

One step further, they have made it clear that cars will not meet the White House target, and that by 2030, half of all new car sales will be sold electronically under federal law.

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Biden said: “We are building the first national charging stations across the country – more than 500,000. … So, as soon as you stop at a gas station, you can go all the way from East Coast to West Coast. These charging stations are available. – Saturday Comments.

The reality is that poverty is not so much.

The law, which requires Biden’s signature, will provide $ 7.5 billion in federal aid to build national charging stations. This is less than the $ 15 billion initially mentioned in Biden. To pay for half a million charging stations promised during the presidential campaign.

Analysts say the money is a good start But it is not enough to encourage the adoption of a large electric vehicle.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says, for example, that the United States will need 2.4 million electric car charging stations by 2030 if 36 percent are electric. By 2020, there were about 216,000.

New chargers should be based on models that predict where they will be needed, for example, for long-distance commuters and in areas where people spend a lot of time, such as hotels, apartment buildings, parking lots, and even more. Jessica Transchic, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who studies public EV payments, says.

Direct chargers, which charge up to 80% of the battery in 20 to 45 minutes, cost $ 40,000 to $ 100,000. So those people have to sit where they want to pay quickly and get back on the road.

Chargers powered by a 240-volt electric dryer are very cheap, about $ 2,000. But it takes about eight hours to fully charge a car, which is not very practical on the highway.

The White House acknowledged that infrastructure funding alone would not be enough, and said it would use “all available resources and resources” to meet its half a million targets, including credit and investment programs in the energy and transportation departments.

But trying to reach a goal is not the same as the word that Biden reaffirmed on Saturday.


BIDEN: “Automotive companies promise to make 50% of vehicles electric by 2030.” Saturday Comments.

“The auto industry itself says that half of its fleet will sell electricity, new vehicles by 2030,” said Jennifer Granholm, energy secretary. – Interview on CNN’s “Union Territory” on Sunday.

The fact is, that is an exaggeration.

Biden signed an executive order in August By setting a non-binding target, major automobiles have agreed on a new car sales target of 40% to 50%, depending on the size of the federal investment.

The cars, including the “Big Three” – Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, the former Fiat Chrysler – say the biggest change to the EVs by 2030 will be only with incentives to buy electric vehicles, adequate funding for government charging stations and money to expand the electric vehicle. Manufacturing and parts supply chain.

While the infrastructure bill was handed over to EV charging stations, auto operators were caught red-handed on Friday with $ 2 trillion in Democracy-Only Expenditures by the House Progressives and Centers for over-spending. This move is expected to lead to changes in the Senate.

Costs include up to $ 12,500 for electric vehicles, including $ 4,500 if the vehicle is manufactured in unions such as General Motors and Ford. He said the ordinance has sparked protests from Tesla and many US-made but not-to-be-owned cars, such as Toyota and Honda, that make it difficult to sell EV vehicles.

According to Edmonds.com, only 2.2% of new vehicle sales were fully electric vehicles. This is an increase of 1.4 percent over the same period last year.


Biden said, “The result of this account – this account – will probably begin in the next two to three months. When we find things – shovels in the yard and – on the ground – and people are told to do the following. Things are moving. It’s a bill that has been paid for a number of years. ”

The reality is that he is on the ball field.

Once the bill is signed into law, for example, about $ 1 billion – $ 5 billion out of $ 7.5 billion in five years – should be disbursed immediately to states based on the federal formula. For two to four weeks, Jeff Davis, senior staff member at the Enno Transport Center, said.

Still, under the law, states cannot withdraw funds unless the Department of Transportation meets the requirements for EV construction plans and approves state-sponsored plans – a process that can take up to six months.

According to that federal highway management formula, large states will be the biggest winners of the $ 5 billion federal fee. Texas will receive $ 407 million, California $ 383 million, Florida $ 198 million, New York $ 175 million, and Illinois $ 148 million. Vermont, on the other hand, is worth $ 21 million, while Puerto Rico is worth $ 13 million.

Separately, there is a $ 2.5 billion grant program in five years that will provide the federal government with funding based on strategic needs to build an EV network. It may take up to a year for the initial funding to be distributed.

“We want to fill this out, so rural areas, poor areas should have access to the necessary fuel,” Granholm said Sunday.

Davis said extensively about infrastructure projects:

“Most of them can’t break the ground right away, but these are signs of growth,” he said.


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