Federal Highway Administration Approves Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan
- September 29, 2022
- Posted by: Jacob Rigg
- Category: Blog
RTA has been supportive of the expanded use of electric vehicles, including automobiles, trucks, and transit. There a host of potential benefits, including user experience, environmental sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.
The North Carolina Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan, developed by NCDOT, in congruence with the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program, is designed to establish a network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations along key “alternative fuel corridors” in the state.
The primary goals of the NC Plan include:
- Easily accessible and reliable EV charging network;
- Ensuring equitable location of EV chargers, particularly in historically disadvantaged communities;
- Expanding access to economic and workforce development opportunities
Phase one of the NC Plan commences next month, with a focus on implementing new charging stations across the state. Phase two will come later, with a focus on building the charging stations across the state while phase 2 will focus on community-based infrastructure.
Within our region, the alternative fuel corridors including all or part of Interstate 40, I-85, I-87/US 64, I-42/US 70, and I-95.
This is an exciting time for electrification and innovation in transportation, and we the regional business community is pleased to support these efforts.
For additional updates as the plan evolves visit NCDOT NEVI website.
Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director
RTA is the voice of the regional business community on transportation