N.C. Department of Transportation Invests in EV Charging Stations


The N.C. Department of Transportation welcomes firms to apply for federal funds to establish electric vehicle (EV) charging stations near highways and interstates. The state obtained $109 million from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (NEVI) to build infrastructure along approved roads and communities. This project supports the clean energy economy, generates jobs, decreases emissions, and eases the transition to clean transportation.

Firms are encouraged to submit their applications for program funding by June 10. The first phase includes the installation of 11 EV charging stations along major routes like I-40, U.S. 17, and I-77, with a spacing of 50 miles along alternative fuel corridors. Fast-chargers, capable of charging a vehicle in about 20 minutes, are necessary.

NEVI funds will compensate businesses for project costs, including procurement, installation, and EV charging station operations. To learn more and apply, visit the NCDOT website. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s initiative accelerates the growth of EV infrastructure, empowering clean transportation across the state.