Arizona to get millions to build electric car charging stations along interstates

The federal government will provide $76,000,000 over five years for the plan

Author: Jonathan McCall | 12 News

 The Arizona Department of Transportation is aiming to provide a big boost to the batteries of electric car vehicles. 

The agency recently announced a new effort to build electric vehicle charging stations along major interstates across Arizona. 

“There is certainly going to be a need at some point to have more charging stations if it doesn’t already exist,” says Doug Nick with ADOT.

The state would receive $76,000,000 from the federal government over the next five years to fund the project. 

The money is from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

“What we found out in Arizona over the last several years is that the alternative fuel vehicles that are being registered are exclusively electric,” says Nick. 

According to a recent report from Electrek.com, Arizona has more than 28,000 registered electric vehicles, but only 2,000 charging stations. 

The report says there are 14 cars on the road in Arizona for every one charging station. 

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