DETROIT, MI — At the North American International Auto Show, President Biden announced that the Federal Highway Administration has approved more than two-thirds of Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plans from States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico ahead of schedule. The approvals unlock $900 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $7.5 billion in EV charging investments, which includes the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program to build chargers along approximately 53,000 miles of highway. The President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help build a convenient, reliable, and affordable EV charging network nationwide and ensure the U.S. wins the clean energy future. To learn more about the NEVI program and how the Biden-Harris Administration and USDOT are working to advance America’s electric vehicle future, click here.

Read more from the Associated PressThe Biden administration said Wednesday it has approved ambitious plans by 34 states and Puerto Rico to create a national electric vehicle charging network as the U.S. begins in earnest its transition away from gas-powered transportation. The plans’ approval means $900 million can begin to flow to the states, which are tasked with using money from President Joe Biden’s huge infrastructure law to form the network of chargers across the nation.