Wisconsin Proposes $5 Million Budget For Electric Charging Infrastructure

"I think that (the programs) are a step forward," said Commissioner Tyler Huebner. "As we look at electric vehicles, I will note a lot more models are coming out, including the Ford Lightning model that was a very different vehicle than anything we've seen before."

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed using $5 million in bonding in the next two-year budget to allow greater development of electric charging infrastructure in Wisconsin. Limited charging infrastructure is one of the most common barriers to speeding up the transition to electric vehicles in the state. Wisconsin has around 110 fast-charging stations and nearly 400 "Level 2" public charging stations that allow vehicles to go about 20 miles for an hour of charge, according to RENEW Wisconsin.

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