FHWA Approves Remaining 17 States For National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Funding
On Tuesday, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans required under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program for the remaining 17 states.
With this approval, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have access to over $1.5 billion in funding under the NEVI program for fiscal year 2022 and 2023 to begin installing EV chargers along Alternate Fuel Corridors within each state.
EV Infrastructure Deployment Plans were required to be submitted to the U.S. DOT by August 1st. These plans vary from state-to-state regarding the location, funding, and operation of the EV infrastructure.
It is likely that expansions and upgrades to existing EV charging locations could begin by the end of this year with construction of new EV charging locations beginning next Spring.
In addition to the NEVI funds for EV charging, the Inflation Reduction Act includes a $2.5 billion Discretionary Grant Program for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure to provide access to EV charging in rural and disadvantages communities.
It is anticipated that the FHWA will begin taking applications for grants later this year.