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How Tech Is Future-Proofing America’s EV Infrastructure

On October 18, the Biden Administration made an announcement to pour an additional $3.5 billion into upgrading the grid chargers run on, on the heels of a cumulative $10 billion in federal funding to build electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

According to Federal News Network, more than 70% of the U.S. electrical transmission lines are over 25 years old, and aging technology has people concerned about reliability. Even the U.S. Department of Energy said the grid’s age creates “vulnerability.” It’s clear that existing technology must be updated to power the nation, but needs don’t stop there — we must also consider the new infrastructure the country plans to build. The planned rise in EVs will require 1.2 million chargers to make powering them as accessible as filling up at a gas station.  

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