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Dingell Applauds Biden Administration Proposal for New EV Charging Network Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today issued the following statement applauding the Biden Administration’s announcement of new standards to make charging electric vehicles accessible and affordable for all Americans:
“The future of transportation is electric, but we will not get there if we don’t do what is necessary. With today’s announcement, the Biden Administration has taken a critical step to establish a nationwide network of EV charging stations along our highways and across our communities to support the transition to electrification and meet our climate goals. To be clear, this is just the beginning. The United States will need to take continued and aggressive actions to ensure electric vehicle are affordable, made in America—with domestic critical minerals and robust supply chains—and receive boosts in R&D funding to develop the need state of the art battery technologies required, as well as additional EV charging infrastructure investments. I look forward to continuing to work with the Biden Administration to keep the United States on track and at the forefront of innovation and global competitiveness—this is a global, transformation race we cannot afford to lose.”

The new standards announced by the Administration will help ensure our national EV charging network is user-friendly, reliable, and accessible to all Americans, and interoperable between different charging companies. No matter what kind of EV a user drives, what state they charge in, or what charging company they plug into, these standards will ensure a unified network of chargers with similar payment systems, pricing information, charging speeds, and more. The standards also establish strong workforce requirements for installation, maintenance, and operations to increase the safety and reliability of charging station function and use, and will create and support good-paying, highly-skilled jobs in communities in Michigan and across the country.
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