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Zero Electric Vehicle Chargers Built So Far with $7.5 Billion Allocated by Congress

• https://needtoknow.news, Breitbart

Functioning EV chargers located across the country are essential to reaching President Biden's goal of having half the vehicles sold in the United States to be electric cars by 2030. Americans consistently say the lack of charging infrastructure is one of the top reasons they won't buy an electric car. There is a lack of demand for EVs. Consumer Reports survey reveals that EVs have almost 80% more problems than gas-powered cars using traditional combustion engines.

Despite Congress having allocated billions to building electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the United States at the behest of President Joe Biden, not a single charger has been built so far with the funds.

"Congress at the urging of the Biden administration agreed in 2021 to spend $7.5 billion to build tens of thousands of electric vehicle chargers across the country, aiming to appease anxious drivers while tackling climate change," Politico reports. "Two years later, the program has yet to install a single charger."

The $7.5 billion allocated for building EV chargers across the United States was a part of Biden's landmark legislation that his administration has touted as one of its key victories in 2021. The bipartisan infrastructure package garnered support from 13 House Republicans and 19 Senate Republicans.

Though the infrastructure package vowed to transform the nation's roads into a green energy success story, Politico revealed that the EV charging stations that were promised have yet to come to fruition:

Consumer demand for electric vehicles is rising in the United States, necessitating six times as many chargers on its roads by the end of the decade, according to federal estimates. But not a single charger funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law has come online and odds are they will not be able to start powering Americans' vehicles until at least 2024. [Emphasis added]


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