​Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure

Over the next five years, Louisiana will receive approximately 73 million dollars for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure through President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).  The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) plans to administer the deployment of electric vehicle charging station infrastructure throughout the State.  

As part of the EV infrastructure deployment plan, the U.S. Legislature has made National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program funds available for expenditure by state transportation agencies.  These funds will cover 80 percent of the EV infrastructure expenses with a minimum 20 percent state match covered by grant recipients.  To disburse these funds, LA DOTD is developing a competitive grant program that allows for a phased approach to the buildout of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) over five years that meets federal requirements of DC Fast Chargers within one mile of designated corridors.  We intend to solicit applications from the general public in the first quarter of 2023. 

The NEVI program required each state to submit a deployment plan to the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation by August 1, 2022, which LA DOTD submitted on time.  In addition, LA DOTD submitted an alternative fuel corridor (AFC) nomination to FHWA on May 13, 2022 to designate routes for electric chargers and hydrogen fuel.  The nominated routes were approved in July 2022.  The AFC nomination is important to the overall NEVI program as we hope to provide connectivity between charging stations within Louisiana and across State lines.

Louisiana State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment

Click Here​ to view the final plan submitted by Louisiana DOTD to the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation.

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We would also like to schedule meetings with the following groups to gather feedback on ou​​r deployment plan.  Please email us to assist with our outreach efforts, and send comments and inquiries to DOTD-EVProgram@la.gov.  Please also take our public survey​.​​
  • ​State economic development agencies
  • State public utility commissions
  • State weights and measurement agencies
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • State manufacturing extension partnerships
  • Responsible emergency/disaster preparedness functions in the State
  • Port and freight authorities
  • Real estate industry groups
  • Minority and women based organizations
  • Freight industry groups
  • Environmental justice, equity and other community advocacy organizations with an interest in EV charging
  • Community-based organizations, small business associations, Changers of Commerce, labor organizations and private entities
  • Ride-share drivers / taxi drivers
  • Emergency management and public safety agencies

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