ALEXANDRIA, Va.—With $7.5 billion on its way for zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, the Fuels Institute Electric Vehicle Council announced the release of a summary written in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Energy of two programs (NEVI Formula Program and Corridor Charging Grant Program) to help retail businesses navigate their way through how to obtain financial support. Depending on their locations, retailers may be eligible as site hosts for both programs if they meet specified conditions.
The National Electric Vehicle Formula Program (NEVI Formula Program) provides $5 billion of funding to all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico to strategically deploy publicly accessible DC fast-charging infrastructure and establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection as well as access and reliability.
The Discretionary Grant Program for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (Corridor Charging Grant Program) provides competitive grants totaling $2.5 billion for the strategic deployment of EV infrastructure, hydrogen infrastructure, natural gas infrastructure and propane infrastructure along alternative fuel corridors or in certain other locations.
The Department of Energy and Department of Transportation are jointly overseeing the planning, funding, implementation, charger utilization data collection and evaluation of these two programs. These agencies formed the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, which will guide and oversee the NEVI Formula Program. DOT will provide guidance for the Corridor Charging Grant Program by September 30, 2022, and will oversee its implementation.
“We are actively participating with the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology Office and Office of Electricity, who have developed a working group to assess the many gaps in industry and public education which exist today,” said John Eichberger, Fuels Institute executive director. “We hope that this white paper helps interested stakeholders navigate their way through these programs.”
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