Can Biden build his charging stations?

Source: By Adam Aton, E&E News • Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2021

The bipartisan infrastructure deal would deliver less than one-tenth of the money President Biden sought for electric vehicles — leaving nothing for new consumer subsidies, factory retrofits or supply chain development. To cast that as a victory, the White House is emphasizing a different number. Biden’s deal, they say, would fulfil his promise of building 500,000 charging stations. Top officials argue such a build-out would transform transportation, the largest source of U.S. emissions. Some experts are more circumspect. Charging stations vary wildly in price and speed, they say, so the impact of Biden’s plan will hinge on nitty-gritty details that haven’t yet been settled. The key question is what kinds of chargers will get built.