Iowa Senator Joni Ernst to Propose Legislation Scrapping Biden’s $7.5 Billion Electric Vehicle Charger Subsidy Programs

Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, is set to introduce legislation aimed at terminating President Joe Biden’s $7.5 billion programs designed to subsidize Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers. The Daily Caller obtained a copy of the legislation, which specifically targets the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This act created two new programs, namely The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, receiving a $5 billion grant, and The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) grant program, receiving a $2.5 billion grant, with the aim of building tens of thousands of EV chargers across the nation.

Ernst’s bill seeks to repeal these programs, potentially saving taxpayers the remaining portion of the $7.5 billion that has not yet been spent. In a statement, Ernst highlighted that, despite the substantial investment, only two stations have been opened as a result of the initiative, located in Ohio and New York. She emphasized issues such as compatibility with Tesla vehicles, the most popular EVs in the country, and criticized the inefficiency of the programs. Ernst argued that the funds would be better utilized in the hands of taxpayers, particularly in the face of rising costs associated with “Bidenomics.”

The proposed legislation aims to address what Ernst sees as a lack of tangible success in the implementation of the EV charging programs and advocates for a more prudent use of taxpayer funds.

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