The Biden administration is giving $623 million in grants to create electric vehicle charging points in the United States as part of President Joe Biden’s effort to steer drivers away from gas-powered vehicles.
While EV sales have grown in recent years, accounting for 9% of all passenger vehicle sales in 2023, the funding comes after a gradual decrease in demand from consumers, with General Motors, Ford, and Tesla cutting back on their investments, the Guardian reported. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg praised the investment on Thursday.
“America led the arrival of the automotive era, and now we have a chance to lead the world in the EV revolution — securing jobs, savings and benefits for Americans in the process,” Buttigieg said. “This funding will help ensure that EV chargers are accessible,