U.S. Government Set to Fund $5 billion for DCFC’ers Nationwide

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] It may be decades away but DCFCers will eventually be as ubiquitous as the gas station.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Feb. 10, 2022

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    Washington DC -- The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy today announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to build out a national electric vehicle charging network, an important step towards making electric vehicle (EV) charging accessible to all Americans.

    The program will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a network of EV charging stations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, particularly along the Interstate Highway System. The total amount available to states in Fiscal Year 2022 under the NEVI Formula Program is $615 million. States must submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan before they can access these funds. A second, competitive grant program designed to further increase EV charging access in locations throughout the country, including in rural and underserved communities, will be announced later this year.

    To access these new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds, each state is required to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan to the new Joint Office of Energy and Transportation that describes how the state intends to use its share of NEVI Formula Program funds consistent with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidance.

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    These plans are expected to build on Alternative Fuel Corridors that nearly every state has designated over the past six years of this program. These corridors will be the spine of the new national EV charging network. The Joint Office will play a key role in the implementation of the NEVI Formula Program by providing direct technical assistance and support to help states develop their plans before they are reviewed and approved by the Federal Highway Administration, which administers the funding.
    For 2022, the initial tranche of funding on a state by state basis looks like this.

    The FHWA released the NEVI Formula Program funding to states that will be available following approval of state plans for Fiscal Year 2022 in addition to the Program Guidance and a Request for Nominations for states to expand their existing Alternative Fuel Corridors.

    State – FY 2022 National EV Funding Program

    Alabama - $11,738,801
    Alaska - $7,758,240
    Arizona - $11,320,762
    Arkansas - $8,010,850
    California - $56,789,406
    Colorado - $8,368,277
    Connecticut - $7,771,342
    Delaware - $2,617,339
    Dist. of Col. - $2,468,807
    Florida - $29,315,442
    Georgia - $19,978,342
    Hawaii - $2,616,956
    Idaho - $4,425,511
    Illinois - $21,998,178
    Indiana - $14,743,125
    Iowa - $7,604,168
    Kansas - $5,847,059
    Kentucky - $410,280,470
    Louisiana - $10,859,512
    Maine - $2,856,158
    Maryland - $9,298,080
    Massachusetts - $9,397,238
    Michigan - $16,290,764
    Minnesota - $10,089,418
    Mississippi - $7,483,268
    Missouri - $14,647,722
    Montana - $6,348,350
    Nebraska - $4,472,243
    Nevada - $5,618,414
    New Hampshire - $2,556,450
    New Jersey - $15,448,790
    New Mexico - $5,681,977
    New York - $25,971,644
    North Carolina - $16,137,196
    North Dakota - $3,841,352
    Ohio - $20,739,853
    Oklahoma - $9,812,934
    Oregon - $7,733,679
    Pennsylvania - $25,386,631
    Puerto Rico - $2,020,490
    Rhode Island - $3,383,835
    South Carolina - $10,360,855
    South Dakota - $4,363,463
    Tennessee - $13,074,884
    Texas - $60,356,706
    Utah - $5,372,731
    Vermont - $3,140,247
    Virginia - $15,745,244
    Washington - $10,489,110
    West Virginia - $6,761,785
    Wisconsin - $11,642,061
    Wyoming - $3,963,841

    Total - $615,000,000

    While each state has the capability to launch an EV network design and buildout program, it is doubtful they can manage it long term. Will future maintenance and repair funding continue as the FHWA provides for the Interstate highway program? More importantly. The obvious choice is for many states to subcontract the design and buildout program to the likes of Tesla, Electrify America, EVGo, and even the slow rollout, high power DCFC company ChargePoint with CCS 150/350s as the standard charging station requirement. Will the state’s utilities get involved as the primary contractors? Will big oil get involved?

    A lot of questions and it will be interesting to watch this develop beginning later this year.
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  2. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Rhode Island(area-1545 sq mile), Delaware(2789 sq mile), & Connecticut(5543 sq mile) get $13,772,516.
    Montana(147,040 sq mile) gets $6,348,350.
    Oh, well……
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Litesong:

    I thought it was originally setup to split it for miles of Interstate highway, but the smaller states achieved a lot more dollar per mile. I also thought it may have taken into account the percentage of EV buyers in a given state, but California fell short of Texas and Montana has to be on the absolute bottom along with WY, ID, and the Dakota's. I am not entirely sure how the funding disbursement percentages and amounts was setup but at least there is progress.

    Rhode Island 2021 Population: 1-million
    Delaware 2021 Population: 1-million
    Connecticut 2021 Population: 3.6-million
    Montana 2021 Population: 1.1 million

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  4. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Maybe redo the calculation based on miles of specific travel corridor roads in the state? I have no idea of the outcome of the alternative calculation, but it makes more sense to me than land area.
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  5. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

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  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    The western large states far outstrip eastern (specially small) states for per capita miles driven. & vast distances in Montana between EV chargers far out-distance any “long” distances between EV chargers in small states. Whatever EV inconveniences are in small states, Montana & other big states are impossible EV charger wastelands. To EV deny the distances of large states (& counties) is to admit that EV charging can never replace gas pumps in huge blocks of America.
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Litesong:

    Do you know any Montanians interested in purchasing an EV. And not due to the lack of a charging infrastructure? Tesla has the Dakota's, Montana and Wyoming covered in terms of the Interstate highway system - I90 and I-94, corridors including locations in the few major cities within. EA has new or already installed 350 KW DCFCers going into western MN, SD, WY, and MT along I-90. I-94 could be a while yet given how far north it is. This funding boost should provide the non-Tesla owners a way across the northern reaches with DCFCers for their vehicles.

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