As reported by, during a Wisconsin Technology Council Innovation Network luncheon, transportation and electric vehicle experts said that federal dollars could go a long way toward making charging stations more accessible, but the Legislature needs to clarify public utility laws before Wisconsin sees widespread charging network expansion.

UW-Madison Transportation Engineering Prof. David Noyce said those involved in figuring out where to place new charging stations purchased with federal dollars from the bipartisan infrastructure law will focus largely on where drivers start and end their trips but should also consider “mid-range” needs.

The federal infrastructure bill includes $79 million for EV charging stations in Wisconsin, according to a White House fact sheet.

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