Despite his government's shortcomings on the infrastructure side of the equation, Biden has nonetheless continued to push its pro-EV agenda on Americans.
As Fox News reports, of the $5 billion earmarked for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program, only $101.5 million has been provided to just seven states.
Ground has only been broken on two projects, one in Columbus, Ohio, and another in Pittston, Pennsylvania. The other recipient states, Hawaii, Maine, Colorado, Alaska, and Kentucky, have yet to begin construction.
A further 17 states are in the process of acquiring proposals and applications, and it could take years before their chargers even pass the planning stages.
In statements to Fox News, spokespeople for the Biden administration explained that while it may look like things are behind schedule, there has been substantial improvements made to the nation's EV network.
"Since the President took office there has been a 70 percent increase in charging ports now in place, and as states move quickly and deliberately to energize even more EV chargers stamped Made-in-the-USA, Americans can be confident that we are on track to meet our ambitious goals," a spokesman for the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation said.
White House spokeswoman Robyn Patterson added that the Biden administration is "on track to build out a national network of 500,000 publicly accessible chargers by 2026 — fulfilling the President's campaign goal four years early."
In recent months, a number of states have moved to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by the middle of the next decade, and while there has been some support for the policies, they have also faced pushback from those who argue EVs just don't cut it in certain parts of the country.
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