The U.S. Department of Transportation has set a goal to build as many as 500,000 EV charging stations along major highways following the establishment of a $5 billion funding program by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in November. However, those projects receiving federal funding may need to follow minimum standards for installing, operating and maintaining them, if the department’s proposed standardization rules are ultimately adopted.

Mona Dajani, the co-leader of Pillsbury’s Global Energy and Infrastructure Projects Team, told Law360 that the proposed rules, announced last week, “finally move EVs in the right direction, and… incorporate best practices in the EV space and provide job creation and energy security [and] independence."

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