Bismarck, ND (KEYZ) It seems the race is on across the nation to provide charging opportunities for those who've fallen in love with the electric vehicle, and North Dakota is no exception.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation is currently seeking its share of federal infrastructure dollars toward that objective.  The first step? Preparing an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Plan. The Plan is a federal requirement to obtain National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program funding from the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL).


That's where YOU come in.  The NDDOT is inviting the public to share their priorities and preferences when it comes to electric vehicle charging.

Throughout the spring and summer of 2022, the agency will collect input from the public, partners, and stakeholders to help shape it's Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Plan. The state will receive over $25 million from the NEVI Formula Program which aims to provide a nationwide network of EV chargers that offer convenient, reliable, and affordable charging for all EV users.

NDDOT officials, via the department's website, have already articulated phase I of the program which gives priority to the Interstate System by building chargers no more than 50 miles apart and less than one mile off exits along I-94 and I-29 (Alternate Fuel Corridors).

To learn more and to offer your thoughts in the form of a survey, click here for additional details and a self-guided tour on the DOT website.




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