Durbin Speaks At EVBox's Launch Event for New Direct Current Fast Charger Technology

LIBERTYVILLE – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today visited EVBox’s manufacturing facility to deliver remarks at the launch of its new direct current (DC) fast charger technology, known as Troniq Modular.

“Today, electric vehicles are more than a vision of the future; they are a tangible reality—affordable, accessible, and efficient,” said Durbin. “With innovators like EVBox reimagining the future of refueling with its new direct current fast charger technology, more Americans can make the transition from gas-guzzling cars. Today’s announcement is yet another reason why our workforce, institutions, and leadership have put Illinois at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution.”

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which Durbin supported, included $5 billion over five years for the construction of a national electric vehicle (EV) charging network through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. Of these funds, Illinois will receive more than $148 million. EVBox’s Troniq Modular is both NEVI and Build America, Buy America compliant, meaning Illinois-made chargers will soon be deployed throughout the country thanks to the IIJA.

Signed into law in August 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which Durbin also supported, is some of the most significant legislation next to the IIJA to accelerate transportation electrification. The IRA includes:

  • Expanding and extending the $7,500 EV credit to include all “clean” vehicles and eliminates the manufacturer limit on the number of vehicles that can qualify.
  • Establishing a $4,000 credit for the purchase of qualifying used EVs.
  • A $10 billion Investment Tax Credit to accelerate the development of clean technology manufacturing, including for facilities that build EVs.
  • $1 billion for clean medium and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturing, training, and acquisition.