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States, utilities must ensure equitable investment in electric vehicle infrastructure, new report warns

President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan calls for investing $174 billion in the EV market, including point of sale vehicle rebates and the installation of a half million chargers by 2030. As the transition to electric transportation begins in earnest, there is growing recognition that the investments must be made with equity and diversity in mind, say experts.

Biden’s plan aims to “redress historic inequities and build the future of transportation infrastructure,” according to a White House statement, and includes $20 billion for a new program to reconnect neighborhoods that have experienced historic underinvestment.

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