What new electric vehicle infrastructure funding means for AZ
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.