The nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed on the U.S. Congress will expand the network of charging stations, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
The bipartisan measure covers close to every aspect of the EV industry and tops previous efforts in the United States.
The funding will also help revamp the nation’s crumpling electric grid by improving high-voltage transmission lines and other infrastructure set to become even more important as the nation electrifies more of its transportation network.
The package directs $5 billion to the expansion of the electric-vehicle highway charging that would allow drivers to take longer road trips without concern of power running out.
Supporters of the bill consider long-distance charging infrastructure a critical missing element for the wider adoption of EVs.
An additional $2.5B in federal grant funding will be invested into EV charging and other options including hydrogen-fuel infrastructure, as $2.5B will be used for electrifying school buses.