US approves EV charging station plans

Washington, Sept 28: The US Transportation Department approved electric vehicle (EV) charging station plans covering roughly 75,000 miles of highways across the country.
“We have approved plans for all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to help ensure that Americans in every part of the country — from the largest cities to the most rural communities — can be positioned to unlock the savings and benefits of electric vehicles,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement on Tuesday.
Texas’ EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan, part of the National EV Infrastructure Formula Program funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, was approved ahead of schedule.
According to Texas’ plan, the state will use federal fund to grow its emerging charging network of 5,798 public charging ports, with top priority of placing high powered chargers along the 3,615 miles of Designated EV Corridors within Texas.