Established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the
National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, or NEVI, Program
provides nearly $5 billion from July 2022-June 2027 to help states create a network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations along designated alternative fuel corridors. North Carolina expects to receive up to $109 million to build out EV infrastructure along its approved corridors.
The N.C. Department of Transportation submitted the statewide Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plan on Aug. 1, 2022. This plan was developed using guidance provided by the NEVI program, and will support the development of the state's public electric vehicle charging network.
NEVI Program Networking Opportunities
NCDOT is facilitating networking opportunities to introduce and connect stakeholders who may want to partner on charging station development and infrastructure. The networking is intended
solely for those companies interested in being part of EV charging station deployment teams in response to NCDOT’s upcoming procurement process.
NEVI Networking Online Event, held May 9
NEVI Networking Database Registration
NEVI Networking Database
This database was updated on May 26, 2023, and contains information on companies that want to form teams to bid on NEVI projects.
NEVI Request for Information Survey
NCDOT developed a survey for interested companies to provide information related to the procurement process for the deployment of privately owned and operated electrical vehicle charging stations using federal grant funding. The deadline to participate ended May 12. The results are being reviewed and will be used to help inform the development of the procurement process.
Please email Paula Hemmer at Contact Us with submission related questions.
N.C. NEVI Plan
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Alternative Fuel Corridors
The Federal Highway Administration’s
Alternative Fuel Corridors
program recognizes highway segments that have infrastructure (or plans for infrastructure) that support alternative fuel options, including electricity, compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and hydrogen.
The following map displays North Carolina’s current alternative fuel corridors.
NCDOT is currently working on mapping the proposed station locations along the alternative fuel corridors. The map will be available well in advance of the release of the NEVI procurement process to allow time for networking and team building between interested parties (download database).
NEVI Program Guidance & Requirements
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued final NEVI Program Standards and Requirements in February 2023. These requirements can be found here: NEVI Federal Standards and Requirements.
The following is some key points:
1. The NEVI charging stations will be privately owned and operated.
2. NEVI charging stations must be deployed along approved alternative fuel corridors.
a. Stations will be installed every 50 miles.
b. Stations must be located within a 1-mile radius of the corridor.
c. Stations will include four Combined Charging System (CCS) ports to allow direct current (DC) fast charging for four vehicles.
d. Stations must be capable of providing at least 150 kilowatts direct current (DC) simultaneously to each of the four charging ports, 600 kw in total.
3. Stations must operate for at least five years.
4. Stations must be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for charging.
5. Funding can be used both to construct new EV charging infrastructure and upgrade existing charging infrastructure.
6. Energy storage (on-site batteries) can be considered if it leads to lower overall operating costs.
7. A reimbursement process will be used to fund approximately 80 percent of the construction costs and five years of operation and maintenance costs.
8. The Justice40 Initiative aims to deliver 40 percent of the overall benefits of federal investments in climate and clean energy, including sustainable transportation, to disadvantaged communities. States should prioritize rural, underserved, and disadvantaged communities for EV charging infrastructure.
Interested parties should read these guidelines well in advance of developing a proposal. Interested parties will submit proposals to NCDOT under a competitive bidding process. The criteria for evaluating the proposals will be made available to the public prior to beginning the bidding process.