The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be granted $16.6 million in federal funding to build out the city’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The funding is part of the US Department of Transportation’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. It was approved following the submission of the District’s NEVI plan.
“These very important federal dollars will help us keep up with the demands of a modernized transportation network where electric vehicle stations are amply available and conveniently assessable to those in all eight wards of our District, as more and more electric vehicles span our region’s roadways,” DDOT Director Everett Lott said in a statement on Monday, October 17.
In fiscal year 2022, DC will receive $2.4 million for the plan and the rest of the grant will span the next five years.
During the first year of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure plan, the city will build stations along its five Alternative Fuel Corridors:
- New York Avenue
- Pennsylvania Avenue SE
- Rhode Island Avenue
- I-295 and Anacostia Freeway
- I-395 and I-695
For more details on DC’s electric vehicle infrastructure deployment plan, you can visit here.