The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently issued a press release about their efforts to increase Electric Vehicle charging reliability statewide. According to Caltrans, they’ve been awarded more than $63 million in federal funds to help repair and install more than 1,000 chargers at 300 sites throughout the state.
Improving Infrastructure For Electric Vehicles in California
As electric vehicles become more and more popular, the need for additional and repaired charging stations increases. California motorists have embraced electric vehicles, and the improvement of this type of infrastructure has become a major priority for Caltrans.
According to Caltrans, California currently has more than 42,000 charging ports. Additionally, California is leading the nation in all zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) market metrics. More than 25 percent of new passenger vehicles sold in California through Quarter Three of 2023 were zero-emission vehicles.
Repairing and Replacing EV Charging Stations
Under the Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator (EVC RAA) grant program, California will be able to replace broken charging stations and install new charging stations to meet new federal standards for public charging infrastructure.
At this time, the funding will help to replace and repair Level 2 and DC fast chargers. Additionally, the EVC RAA program is part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, which means that the funding will also go towards repairing or replacing EV charging stations currently listed as “temporarily unavailable.”
Electric Vehicle Car Accidents in California
Electric vehicles are rapidly becoming a popular choice for motorists in California and across the nation. With more electric vehicles on the road, there’s likely to be an increase in car accidents involving electric vehicles. After a car accident involving an electric vehicle, it’s a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with your injuries.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in an electric vehicle accident in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.
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