Pennsylvania Charges Up For Widespread Adoption of Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles will soon be more commonplace on the roadways. In preparation, PennDOT is making it easier for entities to apply for funding when it comes to expanding the electric vehicle network.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE | The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be preparing organizations with resources for the upcoming “National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Notice of Funding Opportunity” happening in late December or early January.

PennDOT will award $171.5 million in funding over the next five years for infrastructure development in the electric vehicle sector. NEVI funding for the first year will be $25.4 million and NEVI Grants will require a 20% match before being awarded.

“The NEVI program will help Pennsylvania build out its EV charging infrastructure,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “As this is a new program for Pennsylvania and the nation at large, we want to give our partners and businesses as many opportunities as possible to prepare for application submission to support our efforts of transparency and equity.”

The NEVI funding supports the state and federal goals of expanding upon EV infrastructure along the previously designated 1,800 miles of Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs) and interstate. These funds will be used to add charging stations no more than 50 miles apart and within 1 mile of any exit.

The aforementioned resources will contain information on eligibility for the grant, eligible projects, and eligible costs. To supplement the resources, an interactive map of AFC stations has been provided by PennDOT. To prepare even further, businesses are encouraged to visit the ‘How to Get Ready’ section on PennDOT’s website for more info on the coming grant application.

webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, from 10am-noon that will give a complete overview of the NEVI program. NEVI stakeholder meetings will also be conducted for networking opportunities. Any parties interested can register on PennDOT’s “Learn About NEVI” webpage.

For more information on NEVI funds in Pennsylvania and to review PennDOT’s pre-announcement resources, visit the PennDOT website.