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Kentucky to receive millions to expand electric vehicle capability

Beshear Team KY
Karyn Czar

Millions of dollars will be heading to Kentucky from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build an electric vehicle charging network in the state. WUKY’s Karyn Czar reports from Frankfort.

Governor Andy Beshear announced that more than $10.2 million dollars in federal grant money will be available in fiscal year 2022 to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The money is part of $5-billion available to states over the next five years under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program.

Last fall, Ford Motor Company announced a nearly $6-billion-dollar investment to build a battery park in Hardin County along with their partner SK Innovation and Toyota is investing $461-million to prepare the Georgetown plant for EV production.