Highway Corridor Charging: National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program
The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program was established to provide dedicated funding to states to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure along key interstate and state highway corridors. The goal is to create a reliable, convenient network of fast EV charging stations for drivers nationwide in order to help speed the adoption of electric vehicles and increase equitable access to infrastructure and economic opportunity. On September 27, 2022, the Federal Highways Administration approved Vermont's first state plan to access the federal funding and guide its future investments. Learn more about Vermont’s NEVI plan and timeline.
A note on Federal Funding: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), enacted as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) on Nov. 15, 2021, established several programs to aid states in implementing programs aimed at reaching national climate targets. While the law is now in place, it is important to note that some lead time is required to deploy funds and complete project installations.
Community Charging: Vermont EVSE Grant Program
The Vermont Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grant Program is a multi-agency effort to expand the network of electric vehicle charging stations in communities across the state. Initially funded with settlement money from Volkswagen’s violations of the Clean Air Act, the Vermont Legislature has supported the continuation of this program by appropriating additional funds. Vermont’s cross-government investments in supporting the transition to electric vehicles and clean transportation have made Vermont #1 in the nation for the highest amount of EV charging stations per capita. This ongoing program continues to support communities and commuters across the state as Vermont seeks to reduce transportation-related GHG emissions. Learn more about community EVSE charging through the Vermont EVSE Grant Program.
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