A Breakdown of Government Infrastructure Plan Spending

Jane Lu
· 3 min read
Over the past few months, President Joe Biden has attempted to get an ambitious infrastructure plan passed through Congress. Improved charging infrastructure is especially important as America shifts to
electric vehicles
10 bipartisan senators introduced an infrastructure plan that only included $579 billion in new spending, as reported by
Car and Driver
. This is less than Biden’s $2 trillion plan, but the new plan means the group has reached a deal on the framework of the bill.
The U.S. needs better infrastructure to accelerate the EV future

What's covered in the infrastructure plan?

The plan will almost certainly change between now and when a version of it becomes law. But at the moment, it includes a trillion dollars worth of infrastructure spending over the next five years.
Approximately $312 billion of the $579 billion in new infrastructure spending is focused on transportation projects. The second part includes around $266 billion for things like water systems, broadband internet, and power grids.
According to
Car and Driver
, here are some of the potential funding amounts in the bipartisan deal:
  • $109 billion for roads and bridges
  • $66 billion for railroad improvements
  • $49 billion for mass transit
  • $15 billion on EV infrastructure and electric buses
This new spending will provide a short boost to the economy, and is also necessary for long-term economic growth. The
Council on Foreign Relations
has reported that the United States is lagging in infrastructure when compared to its peers.
Let Jerry find your price in only 45 seconds
No spam · No long forms · No fees
Find insurance savings

What's not included in the plan?

MORE: Where Are the Best Places to Build EV Chargers?
The new framework for the bill doesn’t include Biden’s "human infrastructure" priorities such as childcare, education, and eldercare. The proposed $100 billion for EV subsidies was also removed.
Other options are being discussed to encourage EV adoption. These proposals suggest either raising the tax credit for purchasing a new EV from $7,500 to $12,500 or including used EVs for tax credits. The plan also lacks any funding for the development and regulation of self-driving cars.

Will the bill be passed?

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell is concerned that the emerging bipartisan bill will add to the national debt. McConnell said that there would be a "hell of a fight" if the bill is moved forward as is, according to
The infrastructure deal has the support of the "Problem Solvers Caucus," a bipartisan group of 56 representatives with an equal amount of Democrats and Republicans. The deal will likely evolve before it becomes law, and party leaders will need to maintain the support of their members for this to happen.
While you wait to see what changes with the infrastructure plan, you can still save money on EVs.
is the easiest and most effective way to find the most affordable car insurance policy that is customized for you.
After providing you with a comprehensive cross-analysis of the best policies across providers, Jerry will handle the phone calls, paperwork, and renewals for your top pick so that you don't have to. You don’t have to overpay to drive a green vehicle.

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings