Biden Administration EV Charging Plan to Boost Economy and Reduce Pollution in New York

Statement from Mary Barber, Director, State Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund

February 10, 2022
Deborah Schneider, (212) 616-1377

New York will soon begin reaping rewards from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, with today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation kicking off a $5 billion construction project to build out a national network of electric vehicle charging stations. Of that amount, New York has been slated to get $175.4 million over 5 years for charging infrastructure construction – meaning less pollution, more jobs and cleaner air throughout the state. 

“Building a national network of charging stations will mean less pollution and cleaner cars – and help for clean trucks and buses that may need to charge en route. This will expand the market for electric vehicles, encourage New Yorkers to drive electric vehicles, and facilitate truck and bus fleet electrification for businesses – all while reducing pollution and improving New York’s position as a clean energy leader.”                                                              

  • Mary Barber, Director, State Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

# # #

One of the world’s leading international nonprofit organizations, Environmental Defense Fund ( creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. To do so, EDF links science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. With more than 2.5 million members and offices in the United States, China, Mexico, Indonesia and the European Union, EDF’s scientists, economists, attorneys and policy experts are working in 28 countries to turn our solutions into action. Connect with us on Twitter @EnvDefenseFund