Plans for new federal EV charging infrastructure are nearing completion between states and the federal government. As per Transport Topics, multiple states are striving to submit their plans before the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (NEVI) deadline of September 30 in order to get funding.   

EV charging plans

In February, states were requested to submit their funding proposals for the NEVI. The initiative, which is a component of the infrastructure law established last year, was designed to distribute the majority of the $5 billion in formula funds set aside by the infrastructure law for the construction of a nationwide network of 500,000 charging stations. The bill also allots 10% of that sum for federal subsidies to the states to help them fill in any shortfalls.

Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, and Washington are some of the states that are attempting to get this funding. Each state is anticipated to get a different amount of money, ranging between $54.1 million for Arkansas and $407 million for Texas.

States have mainly been left to create EV charging-infrastructure plans by themselves, but the federal government has provided some recommendations. It demands that every charging location supported by the infrastructure law have four 150-kw DC fast chargers, be less than a mile from roadways, and be spread 50 miles apart.

2023 Toyota bZ4X at EVgo charging station

The 6th round of alternative fuel corridors was recently released by the Department of Transportation (DOT). The Alternative Fuel Corridors program, which was established in 2015, honors sections of highway that have sufficient infrastructure to permit regular travel by alternative-fuel cars, including electric vehicles. 

As per a DOT document, roads in Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, Kansas, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia are among the most recent Alternative Fuel Corridors. Every route has been certified as electric vehicle ready. 

With its coast-to-coast fast-charging network, which was revealed on Thursday, Pilot, EVgo, and General Motors are actively battling for market share in the private sector. Included in it will be 500 350 watt DC fast-charging stations, which will be put in Pilot and Flying J travel hubs.