ARIZONA NEWS

Nearly $12M going to Mesa for installation of dozens of electric vehicle charging ports

Jan 9, 2024, 9:06 AM

More electric vehicle charging ports coming to Mesa....

Mesa is getting a federal grant of nearly $12 million to support the expansion of its electric vehicle charging network, U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton announced Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

PHOENIX — Mesa is getting a federal grant of nearly $12 million to support the expansion of its electric vehicle charging network, U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton announced Monday.

The funding will be used to install 48 electric vehicle charging ports, charging docks for e-scooters and e-bikes, and solar canopies for electricity generation at the stations, the East Valley Democrat said.

“Arizona is already a nationwide hub for EV manufacturing. Now, thanks to these funds for our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re helping communities like Mesa bring their EV charging networks online,” Stanton said in a press release.

“It’ll mean convenience for drivers, lower emissions and even more good-paying clean energy jobs.”

Mesa’s award comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program, which was created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Joe Biden in 2021.

Stanton sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in May supporting the city’s application for the grant.

What is Mesa’s plan for supporting EV charging infrastructure?

The federal funding for additional electric vehicle charging ports comes as Mesa builds on its Climate Action Plan, which aims to see the city carbon neutral by 2050.

As part of Mesa’s plan to increase charging port access, it aims to fund ports near multifamily housing, neighborhoods, work sites and other places where charging may be less accessible, according to an October Mesa City Council meeting.

There are currently 127 charging stations across Mesa, 19 of which are free, according to ChargeHub. The public ports can be found at the city’s main library branch, grocery stores and other sites.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

File photo of a Valley Metro bus. A pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a city bus in downtown...

KTAR.com

Pedestrian struck, killed by city bus he was trying to stop in downtown Phoenix

A pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a city bus in downtown Phoenix on Monday night, authorities said.

1 hour ago

Insomnia in the summer may be due to Arizona heat, doctor says...

Serena O'Sullivan

Struggling with insomnia? Arizona summer heat may be to blame, sleep expert says

Arizonans who are dealing with insomnia in the summer months can blame the heat, according to a sleep expert with Banner Health.

5 hours ago

The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office website is now offering a virtual tour of the Maricopa Coun...

KTAR.com

Maricopa County Recorder’s Office website offers self-guided virtual tour of elections center

The Maricopa County Recorder's Office website is now offering a virtual tour of the downtown Phoenix elections center.

5 hours ago

Desert tortoises: Do not disturb, AZGFD warns the public...

KTAR.com

Wildlife officials warn against disturbing wild desert tortoises

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) urges the public to keep desert tortoises wild.

5 hours ago

Banner Imaging and HeartFlow are collaborating to offer a new program to help new patients detect c...

KTAR.com

Banner selected to test Medicare dementia care model

The model will work to increase care coordination and improve access to services and supports, which includes respite care, people living with dementia and their caregivers.

5 hours ago

hit-and-run...

KTAR.com

Police investigating fatal overnight hit-and-run in central Phoenix

Phoenix PD responded to the area of 19th Avenue and Van Buren Street regarding a collision that involved a pedestrian.

12 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s how to be worry-free when your A/C goes out in the middle of summer

PHOENIX -- As Arizona approaches another hot summer, Phoenix residents are likely to spend more time indoors.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.

Nearly $12M going to Mesa for installation of dozens of electric vehicle charging ports