Arizona to get more electric vehicle charging stations

ARIZONA, USA — The Arizona Department of Transportation is aiming to present an enormous enhance to the batteries of electric automotive autos. 

The company just lately introduced a brand new effort to build electric vehicle charging stations alongside main interstates throughout Arizona. 

“There is certainly going to be a need at some point to have more charging stations if it doesn’t already exist,” says Doug Nick with ADOT.

The state would obtain $76,000,000 from the federal authorities over the subsequent 5 years to fund the project. 

The money is from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

“What we found out in Arizona over the last several years is that the alternative fuel vehicles that are being registered are exclusively electric,” says Nick. 

According to a latest report from, Arizona has more than 28,000 registered electric autos, however solely 2,000 charging stations. 

The report says there are 14 automobiles on the highway in Arizona for each one charging station. 

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“I think it’s a great idea. I charge at home. It’s only when I travel far, do I have to plan my trip in order to make it there,” says EV proprietor Jorge Mendoza.

As of now, the state says the plan shall be restricted to solely federal interstates, which might exclude state roads, like U.S. 93, a well-liked route for a lot of Arizonans going to Las Vegas. 

Nick says that would change if more federal or state {dollars} grow to be accessible sooner or later. 

ADOT says as of now there may be not a selected quantity on what number of charging stations shall be constructed. 

Nick says the aim is to have the situated inside 50 miles of one another alongside I-I8, I-10, I-17, and I-40. 

The state is at the moment finding out the plan and should submit a last proposal to the Department of Transportation in Washington D.C. by August. 

ADOT says a public listening session can even be held in August to get public suggestions on the plan.

Nick says there isn’t any timetable on when the primary stations shall be constructed, however he says he hopes the federal authorities will act rapidly. 

ADOT Proposal For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations 

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