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Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Network

INDOT is investing more than $100 million to build an electric vehicle (EV) charging network at strategic locations across Indiana. Through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program created by passage of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, INDOT will contract with partners to build Level 3 DC Fast Charge charging stations along Indiana’s federally-designated alternative fuel corridors (AFC’s).

Indiana’s effort feeds into a national initiative to create a network of at least 500,000 reliable chargers across the U.S. to support the growing adoption of electric vehicles.

Charging stations locations will be determined by federal guidance and using a data-driven approach considering EV miles traveled, EV adoption rates and growth models, existing and planned stations, and electric grid capacity among other factors. Locations will also be selected to ensure convenient, equitable access for users in rural and urban areas and station capacity, design and location will promote usage by passenger EV’s and medium- and heavy-duty EV’s.

Beginning in March 2022, INDOT in partnership with state’s Office of Energy Development (OED) began drafting the federally-required State EV Implementation Plan. The plan includes the following considerations:

  • State Energy Office Coordination
  • Public Engagement
  • Plan Vision and Goals
  • Contracting
  • Existing and Future Conditions Analysis
  • Implementation
  • Civil Rights/Equity Considerations
  • Cybersecurity
  • Program Evaluation

INDOT must submit the plan to the Joint Office of the U.S. Departments of Energy and Transportation by August 1, 2022 and expects to receive plan approval by September 30, 2022.

INDOT and OED issued a request for information (RFI) on April 4, 2022 providing interested parties an opportunity to provide comments and data for consideration in the drafting of State EV Implementation. RFI responses were due by April 29, 2022. A questionnaire was also developed and disbursed to Indiana's utility groups to gather vital information.

Once Indiana’s plan receives federal approval, INDOT will contract with partners for the installation, operation, and maintenance of the EV charging stations.

INDOT hosted three in-person sessions to allow stakeholders across Indiana to provide feedback on the state's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan.

During the in-person stakeholder meetings, the program team summarized the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program requirements, guided stakeholders through the elements of the plan, and had opportunities for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback.

The planning team discussed the overall outline for the plan and approach to its development, along with plan vision and goals. The team also presented the state’s alternative fuel corridors (AFCs) and assessment of current and planned EV charging infrastructure along these corridors with respect to the specific NEVI requirements before proceeding into an open Q&A.

Please note: the state NEVI plan is in development and will be completed on August 1. INDOT will not be discussing specific information regarding procurement and implementation processes or timeframes.

Virtual Open House Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Virtual Open House Recording
Presentation Slides

Northern Indiana Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022

In-Person Meeting Presentation 6-2-2022
Meeting Notes

Central Indiana Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022

In-Person Meeting Presentation 6-9-2022
Meeting Notes

Southern Indiana Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

In-Person Meeting Presentation 6-14-2022
Meeting Notes

Virtual Public Meeting

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2022

Virtual Meeting Presentation 7-13-2022
Recorded Meeting

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INDOT EV Deployment Plan - Draft

Appendix A – Preliminary and Alternate Site Maps

The State EV Infrastructure Plan draft is current as of July 29, 2022. The final submission version of the plan will be posted following submission to the Joint Office.

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