The future in Texas is set for electric vehicles as Texas acquires a $408 million budget for charging stations according to a Dallas Morning News article which observes,
“Texas will get up to $408 million over the next five years to build electric vehicle charging stations and infrastructure across the state’s roadways, thanks to federal funding announced Tuesday.
An allocated $147 million through 2023 is intended to build 55 charging stations on Texas’ highways for the state’s current 150,147 electric vehicles.”
Texas’ plan for the funding is to expand stations in the rural areas and build chargers in the states’ 254 counties according to a The Texas Tribune article. They say,
“Texas will use up to $408 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law last year to install fast-charging electric vehicle charging locations across the state. In the first year, Texas plans to build more than 50 new locations along major Texas interstates between El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston. A handful of stations are proposed in the Panhandle and the Rio Grande Valley.
In the next two to five years, the Texas Department of Transportation’s plan proposes expanding the stations into rural areas and building at least one electric vehicle charger in every one of the state’s 254 counties.”
There are about 150,000 electric vehicles currently registered in Texas. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT estimates that there will be a million electric vehicles on Texas roads by 2028.