The Arizona Department of Transportation will upgrade existing EV chargers and install new ones along five interstate highways using $76.5 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law in November 2021, according to a prescottnews.com report.
The plan covers Interstates 40, 17, 10, 8 and 19.
Upgrades to eight existing stations will begin in 2023. In 2024, the department will install 13 more chargers, with plans to install one every 50 miles, with each to be placed within one mile of an interstate.
Each station will have a minimum of four EV chargers capable of charging most vehicles in around 30 minutes.
Station owners will pay 20% of construction costs while federal funding will cover the balance.
Arizona already has 903 public EV charging stations with over 2,400 charging ports.