What new electric vehicle infrastructure funding means for AZ

Published: Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 5:13pm

The Biden-Harris administration announced that plans were approved for 33 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, for developing infrastructure to support a nationwide charging network for electric vehicles.  Arizona's plan is one of them.

"Electric vehicles are becoming far more popular than ever before," said Doug Nick, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Transportation. "That trend seems to be increasing, and so the government has chosen, through the federal government, to respond to this and Arizona is a part of that."

Charging stations will first be built along Arizona’s interstates.

Nick says ADOT will begin to solicit bids from contractors and vendors in the spring of 2023.

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