Governors Ready to Deploy $5 Billion for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Today, the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Economic Recovery and Revitalization Task Force Co-Chairs, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, released the following statement in connection with the $5 billion funding announcement for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure from by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Department of Energy.

“Governors are leading the way as states and territories adopt innovative strategies to support the Electric Vehicle industry and encourage greater EV adoption. The $5 billion in federal funding, provided by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, for EV charging systems will accelerate fleet expansion in the public and private sectors and enhance infrastructure reliability for travel and commerce.

“EVs were front-and-center during NGA’s Winter Meeting on January 29, when we were joined by representatives from General Motors, Toyota and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, in which we led a discussion on how Governors can take advantage of the tremendous growth in this sector of the economy to spur job growth and innovation. “Governors will work with the Administration to ensure that states and territories thoughtfully and expeditiously deploy these critical resources. While also ensuring that the funds meet the transportation needs of the 21st century.”