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The first corridor of electric vehicles between the US and Canada

The corridor runs from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Quebec City and takes advantage of more than 75,000 alternative fuel corridor miles in the US.

The first electric vehicle corridor between the United States and Canada opens, stretching from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Quebec City; It will feature DC fast chargers approximately every 50 miles (80 kilometers).

This first corridor for electric vehicles will not only facilitate the movement of passengers and goods; It is also part of the United States President Joe Biden’s policy to promote domestic manufacturing, strengthen supply chains, and create jobs in the United States.

At the inauguration ceremony of the Electric Vehicle Corridor, officials from both countries agreed that it is an infrastructure that further strengthens the energy trade relationship based on the world’s largest market.

“America. The United States and Canada have long enjoyed a productive partnership on transportation issues, and in that spirit, we are proud to announce the first Electric Vehicle Corridor between the United States and Canada,” US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said.

Meanwhile, Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alagbra highlighted the peace of mind that this corridor will provide to drivers and transport operators, as it will allow them to cross the border without worry.

75,000 Mile Alternative Fuel Sprinter

The new corridor runs from Kalamazoo, Michigan to the Canadian city of Quebec; Take advantage of over 75,000 alternative fuel corridor miles across the United States. The corridor will have DC fast chargers approximately every 50 miles (80 km).

The opening of the corridor for electric vehicles followed President Biden’s visit to Canada in March; On that occasion, he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work together to harmonize electric vehicle charging standards and develop cross-border alternative fuel corridors.

Charging infrastructure is supported by investment from manufacturers along with resources from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Act

Specifically, as part of President Biden’s “Invest in America” ​​agenda, the administration is making significant investments in clean energy.

The Biden administration has set a goal of accounting for 50% of all new vehicle sales in the United States by 2030. This goal is supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act in addition to the CHIPS Act and the Tax Cut Act. inflation; Such laws have already spurred billions of dollars in private sector investment in battery and electric car manufacturing.

The bipartisan infrastructure act alone includes $7.5 billion in federal funds to help build a national network of 500,000 public chargers. One in ten new vehicles purchased in Canada is already a zero emissions vehicle.

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