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Zero Electric Vehicle Chargers Built with $7.5B Congress Allocated

Despite Congress allocating billions of dollars to build electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the country at President Joe Biden’s order, so far the money has not built a single charger. do not have.

“At the request of the Biden administration, Congress in 2021 agreed to spend $7.5 billion to build tens of thousands of electric vehicle chargers across the country to appease anxious drivers while tackling climate change.” politiko report. “Two years later, the program has yet to install a single charger.”

The $7.5 billion earmarked for building EV chargers across the country was part of a landmark bill that the Biden administration has touted as one of its key victories in 2021. The bipartisan infrastructure plan has the support of 13 House Republicans and 19 Senate Republicans.

The infrastructure package promised to turn the nation’s roads into green energy success stories, but the promised EV charging stations have yet to materialize, Politico has revealed.

Consumer demand for electric vehicles is increasing in the United States, and the federal government estimates there will be six times as many chargers on the road by the end of this decade.but None of the chargers funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law are operational and likely won’t be able to begin powering Americans’ cars until at least 2024. [Emphasis added]

Getting chargers up and running across the country is essential to achieving President Joe Biden’s goals The goal is for half of the cars sold in the US to be electric by the end of the decade. A key cog in his climate change agenda. Americans consistently say that a lack of charging infrastructure is one of the biggest reasons they don’t buy an electric car. [Emphasis added]

There are currently only 180,000 EV chargers in the United States. The infrastructure package promises to increase the number of EV chargers to 500,000 by 2030.

But officials at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory say 500,000 EV chargers are far short of the 1.2 million needed to meet EV charging demand by the beginning of the next decade. There is.

As Breitbart News recently reported, U.S. auto dealers told Biden there is a widespread lack of demand among Americans and would effectively force consumers to go all-electric. The government is urging the government to abandon EV mandates and carbon emissions regulations that would result in an increase in the number of vehicles.

This lack of demand comes as a Consumer Reports study found that EVs have nearly 80% more problems than traditional gasoline-powered cars.

Specifically, consumers cited a lack of EV charging stations, problems with lithium-ion batteries, incorrect installation of exterior and interior components, and engine failure as the main issues facing EVs.

Related — Take a look: Yay!Elite’s Pete Buttigieg complains about EV affordability

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John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Please email jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here.

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