Many agree the future of transportation is electric, including President Biden. In an effort to drive American leadership toward the concept of clean cars, the President of the United States has set a goal of 50% of electric vehicle sale shares in the U.S. by 2030.
To prepare for this unprecedented wave of electric vehicles, the Biden-Harris Administration released the EV Charging Action Plan, outlining the necessary steps being taken to develop and deploy electric vehicle chargers in American communities across the country. In this blog, Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. dives deeper into the major points outlined in the EV Charging Action Plan and what it all means for the average consumer.
Main Points of the Action Plan
The electric car future is cleaner, more equitable, and more affordable. The Biden-Harris Administration is making the necessary steps to establish 500,000 electric vehicle chargers, ensuring Americans have sufficient access for both local and long-distance trips. The main points of the action plan focus on the following:
New Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
A joint office has been created, bringing together the Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation to ensure the agencies can successfully work together in implementing the EV charging network. This new joint office will serve as a contact point for states, communities, industry, labor, and consumer groups with EV charging questions and related topics.
Stakeholder meetings will be held addressing topics including:
- Partnerships with state and local government
- Domestic manufacturing
- Equity and environmental justice
- Civil rights
- Partnering with tribal communities
- Maximizing environmental benefits
Guidance and Standards for States and Cities
Standards and guidelines will be published for states and cities on how to deploy EV charging stations strategically, with a goal to build out a national network along the highway system. This guidance will examine where current charging stations are located, as well as where they are most needed.
Working Closely with Domestic Manufacturers
To get a better understanding of the current infrastructure and to learn ways it can be improved, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Energy are working directly with manufacturers and automakers to understand what domestic sourcing is currently available along with predictions for the future.
What It All Means
Currently, the network of over 100,000 public chargers operates with various plug types, payment options, hardware hookups, and data availability. The EV Charging Action Plan is designed to eliminate such discrepancies, creating a more uniform approach to electric vehicle charging. Its purpose is to create greater convenience for consumers and provide increased confidence in the EV industry.
Additionally, the federal programs listed in the EV Charging Action Plan are intended to help encourage added private sector investments and roll out a national network of chargers, which are user-friendly, cost-effective, and financially sustainable.
EV Chargers from Corbin Electrical Services, Inc.
Even with the national rollout of over 500,000 electric car chargers, there will still be a need for conveniently located chargers. There is no location more convenient than at home. Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. provides electric car charger installation for customers throughout New Jersey. Our qualified installation team has the knowledge and expertise to safely install an electric vehicle charger in a customer’s garage, complete with a dedicated 240-volt line. Choosing to have your own EV car charger installed at your home can provide a variety of benefits, including:
- Less expensive: Because you are relying on your home’s electricity, opting to have an electric car charger installed at your home can be less expensive when compared to charging stations throughout the community.
- More predictable: With an at-home car charger, there is no threat of waiting in line to get your electric vehicle recharged.
- Increase property value: As the entire country begins to make the transition to an all-electric vehicle network, having a charger at home can potentially increase the property value.
- Tax incentives: The state of New Jersey offers a residential federal tax credit for residents who purchase an EV charger and have it installed in their homes.
Contact us today to learn more about our work and the reasons why you should consider having an EV charger installed at your home by experts at Corbin Electrical Services, Inc.
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