DOT to host virtual meeting on electric vehicle infrastructure

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The New York State Department of Transportation, in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, announced Friday that a virtual public meeting will be held on July 20, 2022, at 1 p.m.

The meeting is to provide information and receive feedback on the development of the State’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan that will advance New York’s nation-leading climate agenda.

The NEVI program provides dedicated funding to states to support the strategic deployment of electric vehicle Direct Current Fast Charging infrastructure to establish an interconnected network for reliable charging. Register for this virtual public meeting and get more information on the program here.

Over five years, New York is expected to receive $175 million. Before funding can be spent, the NYSDOT must submit a National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan that describes how the funding will be used to the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation by August 1.

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program is a federal fund source newly created under the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that became law in November 2021. The initial emphasis of the program is on making available publicly accessible Direct Current Fast Charging for passenger EVs at intervals of no more than 50 miles apart within 1 travel mile of the designated corridors, with an emphasis on locations near Interstate highway exits.

The State recently launched a website to provide more information on the NEVI program.