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National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 August 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.​

​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.​

North Carolina Alternative Fuel Corridors

​Program Guidance & Requirements 

As the plan is being developed, NCDOT is operating under the following guidance and requirements set by the FHWA:
  • EV charging station deployment must be prioritized along approved alternative fuel corridors:
    • Stations will be installed every 50 miles along the state’s portion of the interstate highway system.
    • Stations will include at least 150 kilowatts Direct Current (DC) Fast Chargers with Combined Charging System (CCS) ports capable of simultaneously charging four EVs (600kW minimum station power capability).
  • Funding can be used both to construct new EV charging infrastructure and upgrade existing charging infrastructure.
  • 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.
  • Renewable energy generation and storage can be considered if it leads to lower overall construction and operating costs. ​​​

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8/4/2022 7:41 AM