The Biden administration plans to build 500,000 charging stations for electrical vehicles as part of the recently passed infrastructure act at a price of $7.5 billion.
“This investment represents the latest iteration of a proposal that started out with a budget of $15 billion for the same number of chargers, writes Neel Dhanesha on Vox. “If you do the math—or even if you don’t, really—something doesn’t quite add up.
“Simply put, to build 500,000 chargers with half the budget, the Biden administration will have to opt for slower chargers. (The faster the charger, the more expensive it is to install.)”
Dhanesha goes on to weigh the costs and benefits of various kinds of chargers noting that “more electric vehicle chargers—even if they’re slower ones—are better than no chargers at all. But they’re not a solution on their own. “