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
- Existing and Future Conditions Analysis
- Civil Rights/Equity Considerations
- 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 are due by April 29, 2022.
Once Indiana’s plan receives federal approval, INDOT will contract with partners for the installation, operation, and maintenance of the EV charging stations.
Request for Information – State EV Implementation Plan
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program – DriveElectric.gov
February 10, 2022 NEVI Guidance
Alternative Fuel Corridors – Federal Highway Administration
Analysis of Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Usage in Proximity to Charging Infrastructure in Indiana
Public Engagement Plan
May 11 Virtual Open House
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