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ADOT to hold virtual meeting about electric vehicle charging stations on July 10

A parking lot with charging stations for electric cars.
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A parking lot with charging stations for electric cars.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is holding a meeting Wednesday to detail plans for expanding electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state.

Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the federal government made $5 billion available to add charging stations nationwide along roads identified as “alternative fuel corridors.” The stations are intended to be convenient, affordable and fast.

Arizona is expected to receive more than $76 million over the course of the five-year initiative, and plans to add charging stations along the interstates. The first such facility is expected to be operational next year.

ADOT is holding a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. July 10 to discuss the project.

People also have until July 26 to provide comments through an online form.

Ignacio Ventura is a reporter for KJZZ. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in news media and society.