The White House wants a robust electric vehicle charging network. Here’s the plan

Excerpt from npr.org

For electric vehicle owners who long for the freedom of the open road, range anxiety has been a constant source of concern.

The Biden administration hopes to change that, announcing this week a multi-billion-dollar plan to beef up the nation’s electric vehicle charging system — a step experts say is vital to reducing America’s carbon footprint and improving the accessibility and practicality of nontraditional vehicles.

The White House has pledged $7.5 billion from a bipartisan infrastructure law to go toward improving and increasing the national charging network. The plan would create new public chargers both for local commuting and longer-distance traveling.

The announcement comes on the heels of commitments from some of the nation’s most popular automobile brands, including General MotorsVolvo and Lexus, to expand their electric vehicle offerings.

A big barrier to buying an electric vehicle, Vice President Harris said as she described the White House’s plan, is figuring out where and how to charge it.