US President Joe Biden announced the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day over the next six months from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as part of the administration’s efforts to lower gasoline prices, during his speech. at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, March 31, 2022.
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The Biden administration this week proposed new standards for a program to build a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2030, the latest move in an effort to accelerate the land’s clean energy transition. country.
Biden officials said the proposed minimum standards would help establish the foundation for states to build tollgate projects that are accessible to all drivers, regardless of location, trade or vehicle. tram brand or toll company.
The electrification of transportation, one of the largest contributors to US greenhouse gas emissions, is critical to mitigating climate change. The administration has touted EVs as more affordable for Americans than gas-powered cars and has set goals account for 50% of electric vehicle sales by 2030.
Earlier this year, the White House introduces a $5 billion allocation plan to the states to fund EV chargers over the next 5 years. The plan is part of the bipartisan infrastructure lawwhich includes $7.5 billion to build a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations.
“Everybody deserves a chance to benefit from electric vehicles,” Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on a call with reporters on Wednesday.
“We pay attention not only to the number of EV chargers, but also to their quality,” says Buttigieg. “Everybody should be able to find a charging station that works when and where they need it.”
Officials say the standards will ensure a unified network of chargers with similar payment systems, pricing information and charging speeds. The rule requires real-time information about station prices and locations so drivers can better plan their trips. And stations will be required to have a minimum number and type of chargers.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said in a statement: “We are addressing range concerns and vehicle charging deserts by ensuring that charging stations are easily and equally accessible, allowing for every American can get to the beach in an electric vehicle,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said in a statement.
United States is world’s third largest market for electric vehicles after China and Europe. EV drivers spend 60% less per year on fuel costs than drivers of gas-powered cars, according to a Consumer Reports Research 2020.
The White House has previously proposed an electric vehicle incentive package to allocate more money to consumers who have purchased electric vehicles built by unionized workers. The government has also pledges to convert a federal fleet of 600,000 cars and trucks to electric power in 2035.
The proposed rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register next week.