Federal Funding Secured for 100 New EV Charging Stations

North Texas secures $100M federal grant for widespread EV charging expansion, emphasizing accessibility across diverse communities with 100 new ports led by local partnerships, according to a Dallas Morning News article. It reports, 

“Millions in federal grant dollars will fuel the expansion of North Texas’s electric vehicle charging network over the next five years — but it won’t be just in affluent areas, local leaders promise.

Federal and local officials gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate the $100 million in funding Texas is gaining from a Federal Highway Administration grant program. That includes $15 million to install up to 100 charging ports at publicly accessible EV charging stations throughout the 16-county Dallas-Fort Worth region. The effort will be led by the North Texas Council of Governments in tandem with city and regional partners, including the city of Dallas.”

The federal grant will fund the construction of 100 new EV charging stations in North Texas, aligning with President Biden’s vision for a nationwide EV network by 2030, according to an NBCDFW article. They say, 

“Some of the money will be used to build 100 new EV charging stations across North Texas, part of President’s Biden goal to build a network of 500,000 across the U.S. by 2030.

“The future of the auto industry is electric and the auto companies are running toward it and what we’re trying to do here is enable that future to happen,” said U.S. Transportation Under Secretary Carlos Monje.”

Anticipated job growth in mineral extraction and certified electricians is expected with the rise of EV chargers, aligning with the expanding demand for alternative energy sources in North Texas.