Sources: Biden Administration to Soon Unveil Plan for Electric Truck Charging Infrastructure

Biden (Credits: NBC News)

According to two sources familiar with the matter, the Biden administration is poised to unveil a strategy for establishing charging infrastructure for electric freight trucks along strategic and high-traffic corridors as early as Tuesday.

Advocates of this approach suggest that strategically placing charging infrastructure along busy trucking routes could incentivize companies to invest in electric trucks rather than traditional gas-powered ones.

Electric Truck (Credits: Reddit)

Ensure ample infrastructure where trucking activity is concentrated to facilitate the transition to electric trucks. Transportation and Energy Department officials have not yet commented on the anticipated strategy.

This announcement aligns with the administration’s broader efforts to promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

As part of these efforts, the administration is expected to issue a rule mandating a higher percentage of new heavy-duty trucks to be electric.

Electric Van (Credits: ABC News)

This rule could result in 35 percent of medium-sized duty truck sales and 40 percent of heavy-heavy-duty truck sales being electric by 2032.

However, critics within the trucking industry have raised concerns about the feasibility and cost of establishing a significant charging infrastructure network.

They argue that the administration’s proposed rule underestimates these challenges. The anticipated strategy for charging infrastructure may seek to address and alleviate some of these criticisms.

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