The White House announcing a major effort aimed at increasing the use of electric cars across the country.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

In an effort to increase the number of electric vehicles on the road, the White House said it will establish 48 national electric-vehicle charging corridors on nearly 25,000 miles of highways.

In addition 28 states, utilities and vehicle manufactures, including GM, BMW and Nissan have agreed to work together to jump start the additional electric vehicle charging stations.

In the past eight years the number of plug-in electric vehicle models has increased from one to more than 20, and the number of electric vehicle charging stations has increased from less than 500 in 2008 to more than 16,000 today.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.