The Biden Administration has now approved Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans (EVIDPs) for all 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico, ahead of schedule.
The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, requires each state to develop an EVIDP. Now that these have been approved, all states now have access to NEVI formula funding for fiscal years 2022 and 2023—a total of more than $1.5 billion.
State DOTs, in cooperation with the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, were able to begin staffing and other activities related to the development of their plans prior to approval—they can now be reimbursed for those costs.
States have a wide range of options for how to apply use their NEVI Formula funding, including:
- Upgrade of existing and construction of new EV charging infrastructure
- Operation and maintenance costs of these charging stations
- Installation of on-site electrical service equipment
- Community and stakeholder engagement
- Workforce development activities
- EV charging station signage
- Data sharing activities
- Related mapping analysis and activities
“With this greenlight, states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico can ramp up their work to build out EV charging networks that will make driving an EV more convenient and affordable for their residents and will serve as the backbone of our national EV charging network,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack. “The Federal Highway Administration will continue to work closely with states as we implement this historic funding.”
“We have approved plans…to help ensure that Americans in every part of the country—from the largest cities to the most rural communities—can be positioned to unlock the savings and benefits of electric vehicles,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.