The Federal Highway Administration will provide North Carolina with an estimated $109 million over five years through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program.
The majority of the funding will be used for the installation of Level 3 charging infrastructure along the state’s Alternative Fuel Corridors.
Alternative Fuel Corridors are major highways and interstates that will have electric charging stations installed every 50 miles.
“Electric vehicles are growing in popularity and demand, and we need to make sure the state is ready for this shift,” state Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette said. “Our federal partners recognize this, and these funds will be invaluable in making sure North Carolina is ready for the future.”
The federal NEVI Program, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, supports the development of electric vehicle charging stations. Future funding will focus on community-based public electric vehicle charging and other critical infrastructure needs.
As a part of the program, each state department of transportation must submit a plan outlining how the funds will advance the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. North Carolina’s was approved this week.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s plan will increase the number of registered zero-emission vehicles in the state by at least 1.25 million by 2030.