Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides Arizona $11.3 million this year to make electric vehicle charging stations readily available
WASHINGTON – $11.3 million will be invested in electric vehicle charging stations across Arizona in 2022 thanks to the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.
The funding comes as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program, established to build out a national electric vehicle charging network, an important step towards making electric vehicle charging accessible to all.
“Our bipartisan infrastructure law invests historic resources in electric vehicles, making our air cleaner without raising taxes. Our success proves that collaborative work can transform transportation policy and make a lasting impact on Arizonans’ lives,” said Sinema.
“This investment in our electric vehicle charging network will enable cleaner travel and create good-paying jobs. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is helping us rebuild and grow Arizona’s economy,” said Kelly.
Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law makes the largest investment in clean energy transmission and electric vehicle infrastructure in U.S. history, electrifying thousands of school and transit buses across the country, bolstering critical materials supply chains, improving energy efficiency, and building out a national network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.