Electric Vehicle Charging Station Construction through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Means Jobs, Cleaner Air for Florida
Statement from EDF FL Director Dawn Shirreffs
(St. Petersburg - Feb. 10, 2022) Florida will soon begin reaping rewards from the bipartisan infrastructure law passed by Congress last year, with today’s announcement from the Biden Administration kicking off a $5 billion program to build out the national network of electric vehicle charging stations. Of that amount, Florida has been slated to get nearly $200 million for charging infrastructure construction, though the White House is expected to release updated figures later this week.
“The distribution of funds from the bipartisan infrastructure package is well-timed. Florida Department of Transportation’s recently adopted Electric Vehicle Master Plan affirms the benefits of building out the network of vehicle charging stations to improve air quality, increase energy diversity and independence, and lower the cost of electric vehicle ownership for Florida families. These resources will allow Florida to double down on its commitment to convert to electric school bus fleets - reducing greenhouse gas emissions and health risks to children.”
“Florida faces many threats from climate change and continued investments like these are essential to ensure Florida is able to reduce carbon pollution, make clean energy reliable, equitable and affordable, safeguard the economy, and preserve the natural resources of the Sunshine State.”
- EDF Florida Director Dawn Shirreffs
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