WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today Rep. Greg Stanton announced the City of Mesa would be awarded an $11,898,571 grant to install 48 electric vehicle charging ports, charging docks for e-bikes and e-scooters, and solar canopies to support electricity generation at the stations. 

“Arizona is already a nationwide hub for EV manufacturing. Now, thanks to these funds from our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re helping communities like Mesa bring their EV charging networks online,” Stanton said. “It’ll mean convenience for drivers, lower emissions and even more good-paying clean energy jobs.” 

In May, Stanton sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg in support of Mesa’s application. “Mesa has developed a thoughtful and comprehensive plan to utilize the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure grant, including the development of neighborhood charging centers in underserved areas, a National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program-compliant charging hub along a major regional highway, and a public fleet charging center in the employment industrial zone,” Stanton wrote. “These initiatives will ensure that EV charging is accessible to all residents, regardless of their location or employment.”

Nearly 3,200 Mesa residents and more than 40,000 Arizonans drive electric vehicles, according to the Arizona Republic. Increasing EV charging infrastructure is part of the Mesa’s Climate Action Plan, under which the city aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.