//The Biden administration approves $100 million to fix the nation’s broken EV chargers

The Biden administration approves $100 million to fix the nation’s broken EV chargers

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EV owners fed up with the often broken, discombobulated charging experience in the US are about to get a lifeline from the federal government.

The US Department of Transportation is authorizing $100 million to “repair and replace existing but non-operational, electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.” The investment comes from a $7.5 billion pot of money for EV charging that was approved as part of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The department has already approved around $1 billion for the installation of thousands of new EV chargers along major highways in the US.

Broken EV chargers remain a major barrier to broader EV adoption. And it tends to mar the experience of owning an EV, as many EV owners told JD Power earlier…

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