Wisconsin to receive $78M in funding to expand electric vehicle charging stations

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin's Department of Transportation expects to receive approximately $78.65 million over the next five years to expand electric vehicle charging stations following approval from the Federal Highway Administration.

The DOT says funds will be used to develop a network of publicly accessible charging stations along Wisconsin's Alternative Fuel Corridors. Currently, these include five interstates: I-90, I-94, I-43, I-41, and I-535; seven U.S. highways: US 53, US 151, parts of US 51, WIS 29, US 2 and US 141, and all of US 8 and US 41.

“As we work to implement the state’s first-ever Clean Energy Plan, upgrading Wisconsin’s electric vehicle infrastructure is one of the most important steps forward we can take to move towards a cleaner, more sustainable future,” Gov. Evers said. “This plan approval and the federal funds Wisconsin will receive as a result will help bolster our state, our infrastructure, and our economy for years to come.”

Wisconsin's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan hopes to place about 60 charging locations within 50 miles of each other on the fuel corridors.

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