Big obstacles in store for buildout of nationwide charging network

The Biden administration is setting out to build hundreds of thousands of electric vehicle chargers over the next seven years, but the ambitious project faces some significant logistical hurdles.

Meeting President Joe Biden's sales targets for EVs will require exponential growth of new charging infrastructure needed to fuel them, and billions in new federal charger funding makes the initiative more feasible. But that money comes with strings attached in the form of domestic content requirements that manufacturers and some project developers warn threatens to slow down building.

Charging ventures also face some of the same challenges bedeviling other sectors, including slow permitting to authorize new construction, making swift deployment more difficult.

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