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Where Are Those 500,000 EV Chargers Biden Promised? Turns Out They’ve Been Delayed by… DEI Requirements.

By Bob Hoge


President Biden has repeatedly told the American public he’s going to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2030—and he even signed the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, which allocated a whopping $7.5 billion toward the effort. (And people ask, why is inflation so high?)

However, like many of Joe’s initiatives, it isn’t working out so well.

Transportation Secretary “Mayor Pete” had a variety of excuses, telling CBS’ “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan in late May that, “Now, in order to do a charger, it’s more than just plugging a small device into the ground.” Thanks for the primer, Pete. He continued: “There’s utility work, and this is also really a new category of federal investment.” Whatever that means.

But a report Wednesday from the Washington Beacon claims there’s another culprit to blame for the embarrassing delays—the government’s insistence on injecting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into the project.

…internal memos from the Department of Transportation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, as well as interviews with those who are responsible for overseeing the implementation of the electric vehicle charging station project, say the delay is in large part a result of the White House’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

“These requirements are screwing everything up,” said one senior Department of Transportation staffer who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “It’s all a mess.”

Although Biden has reportedly expressed frustration with the pace of the charger installation, he only has himself to blame…


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