California Electric Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure
Patrick Harder participated in the 4th Infraday California on April 18, 2023 in Los Angeles. He moderated the panel “California Electric Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure,” comprised of leaders in EV and charging infrastructure.
The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provided $1.2 trillion in federal funding for infrastructure, including approximately $384 million to support California EV infrastructure through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program. This sum supplements significant state investments, bringing California funding dedicated to expanding EV Infrastructure to nearly $3 billion through 2026. Electric vehicles play an important role in California’s efforts to reach its ambitious climate and air quality goals. These vehicles, which produce zero tailpipe emissions, also play a critical role in reaching the state’s goal of getting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2025.
Patrick lead the panel in a discussion on new programs, investments and challenges related to reaching EVs and charging infrastructure goals and implementation in California.
To read more about the issues discussed by the panel, please visit the Infra Insight Blog.