Know a place for an EV charging station? WSDOT wants to know!

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is taking action to create a plan as part of the National Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) plan, and is asking the public for their input.

WSDOT is developing a statewide electric vehicle (EV) plan by August 1st. In doing so, WSDOT can access federal level funds for EV infrastructure.

Right now, members of the community are asked to participate in an online survey. Results of the survey will help WSDOT determine areas to install future charging stations, and identify potential new areas to consider installing stations. To take the survey, click here.

You can also view and leave comments on an interactive map of proposed EV charging site locations, here.

The NEVI plan was authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which dedicates $5 billion nationally to EV charging infrastructure across the nation. The state of Washington has been allotted $71 million in the NEVI plan, with $10.5 million being distributed in the first year.

The federal program aims to install 500,000 EV chargers across the nation with the funding, and help the United States lead the way for global EV efforts.

The NEVI program requires states to follow minimum guidelines while creating their plan. A minimum of four charging stations must be 150kW combo charging stations, equipped with direct current fast chargers at each site.

Stations must also be spaced out 50 miles between each site, designated along an alternative fuel corridor, and within one mile of the highway.

For more information about requirements under the NEVI plan and updates on the WSDOT survey, click here.