WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) welcomed the finalization of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, following the publication of the final rule by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The NEVI program was established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and provides $5 billion over five years to construct a national electric vehicle (EV) charging network along the nation’s major highways and other designated alternative fuel corridors. The Biden administration has committed to building 500,000 EV chargers through the NEVI program.
In response to today’s announcement, Albert Gore, Executive Director of ZETA, released the following statement:
“We commend the Biden administration for its work finalizing the NEVI formula program and for incorporating industry input on the creation of a robust and reliable national charging network.
“These investments will electrify the interstate highway system and expand the network of public charging stations across the country. By laying a foundation of EV chargers along our nation’s highways, more Americans can access zero-emission vehicles and support an industry that is creating thousands of American jobs and drawing significant manufacturing investments around the country.”
ZETA submitted public comments during the development of the NEVI program, contributing to efforts to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles while also championing the creation of American jobs.
The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) is a federal coalition focused on advocating for 100% EV sales by 2030. ZETA is committed to enacting policies that drive EV adoption, create hundreds of thousands of jobs, secure American global EV manufacturing leadership, drastically improve public health, and significantly reduce carbon pollution.