Federal bill supports wireless EV charging programs

Federal bill supports wireless EV charging programs

Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) introduced the Wireless EV Charging Grant Act for wireless EV charging projects.

Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) introduced the Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program Act of 2023, which creates a grant program in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for wireless EV charging projects. The bill is modeled after a pilot program at the state level in Michigan to lead the United States in building the first public wireless in-road EV system.

“Dynamic wireless charging has tremendous potential in revolutionizing how EVs charge and can enable widespread adoption of EVs by addressing some of the biggest challenges associated with electrification,” Congresswoman Stevens (D-MI) said.  

Specifically, the Wireless EV Charging Grant Act of 2023 would: 

  • Create a Wireless EV Charging Grant Program within DOT and authorize $250 million in grants for wireless EV charging projects on roads, parking lots, bus routes, airports and coastal and inland ports. 
  • Prioritize wireless EV charging projects that, among others, focus on non-disruptive, cost-effective and community-informed designs that benefit the public. 
  • Ensure grantees pay fair wages (Davis-Bacon Act), comply with Buy America and be neutral toward organized labor.

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