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2024 Q1 NEVI Progress Update

Feb. 16, 2024

Woman and child charging electric vehicle

It's been an exciting winter for electric vehicle (EV) charging deployment! Despite the colder temperatures, states are forging ahead, breaking ground, and opening the first EV charging stations funded by the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program.

There are 33 states that have released solicitations for the NEVI program with 16 of these states already awarding contracts and installing charging stations. Three states, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, have opened their first NEVI-funded charging stations to the public. It was amazing to see these convenient, reliable fast charging stations in action in London, Ohio; Kingston, New York; and Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Our Deputy Director, Rachael Nealer, even had the opportunity to put the chargers to the test on opening day in New York! There are now more than 170,000 public charging ports across the country, with an average of 900 new chargers opening each week.

New public conditional NEVI awards since our last quarterly update:

  • Utah: On Nov. 14, 2023, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announced $17.5 million in conditional awards for 15 station locations. These award locations seek to double Utah’s fast charging capacity by the end of 2024. Utah will have an estimated $36.3 million in total funding under the NEVI program.

  • Texas: On Dec. 12, 2023, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released the award information for the initial first round NEVI grant program results, including those station locations that have already received environmental clearance. The first round included selections to build out at least 66 fast charging ports. Additional site and funding information will be released soon. Texas will have an estimated $407.7 million in total funding under the NEVI program.

  • Rhode Island: On Dec. 20, 2023, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, announced groundbreaking for Phase 1 projects at two Park-and-Ride locations. Rhode Island will have an estimated $22.9 million in total funding under the NEVI program.

  • Kansas: On Jan. 3, 2024, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) conditionally awarded $4.6 million in federal funds for the first six NEVI-funded EV charging stations in the state. With existing fast-charging stations spread across the I-70 and I-135 corridors, these selected locations will fill gaps in EV charging stations along the state’s major highways and interstate system. Kansas will have an estimated $39.5 million in total funding under the NEVI program.

  • New Mexico: On Jan. 24, 2024, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) awarded $11.9 million to six entities, for a total of 20 locations and 84 new EV chargers across New Mexico. The state is looking to build-out fast charging infrastructure along I-25, I-40 and I-10. NMDOT anticipates additional phases of funding will be made available in the Spring. New Mexico will have an estimated $38.4 million in total funding under the NEVI program.

  • Tennessee: On Jan. 31, 2024, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) awarded $21 million to 10 applicants for 30 new charging locations throughout the state. The projects span I-24, I-26, I-40, I-65, I-75, I-81, and US-64. Tennessee will have an estimated $88 million in total funding under the NEVI program.

  • Michigan: On Feb. 13, 2024, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced 41 project selections amounting to $22.9 million in round 1 requested funds. The projects span I-69, 1-75, I-94, I-96, I-196, US-2, US-31, US-32, US-127, and US-131. Michigan will have an estimated $110.1 million in total funding under the NEVI program.