State to Build $40M Worth of EV Fast Charges Across Highway Network


The state is eager to expand its EV charging infrastructure across the highway network, thanks to federal funding support.

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled plans for the state to secure over $380 million, earmarked for the development of 6,600 miles of EV corridors. These corridors will feature a minimum of four fast chargers every 50 miles.
$40.5 million of that federal funding, through the Biden Infrastructure and jobs act, has been allocated to construct 270 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers at 26 locations along highways.

This year, the California Legislature has already designated more than $10 billion in state funds to support zero-emission vehicles, spanning cars, trucks, and buses, in alignment with the ambitious California Climate Commitment, which boasts a historic budget of over $52 billion.

According to the California Energy Commission (CEC), an impressive 25.4% of all new cars sold in California during the last quarter were zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).