First 35 State Plans Approved to Build Out EV Charging Infrastructure

More than two-thirds of Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plans from states—including several from the I-WEST region—have been approved ahead of schedule under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. With this early approval, these states can now unlock more than $900 million in NEVI formula funding from FY22 and FY23 to help build EV chargers across approximately 53,000 miles of highway across the country.

Faster adoption of electric vehicles is a critical part of the nation’s climate goals, as transportation currently accounts for more than a quarter of all emissions. The NEVI program, established and funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help build a convenient, reliable, and affordable EV charging network so that finding a charge will be as easy as locating a gas station.

Read the full press release from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. Approved plans are available on the FHWA web site and funding tables for the full five years of the NEVI Formula program can be viewed here.

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