​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.

Upcoming Dates:

December 8, 2022:
​Public Meeting, 6:00 pm, LSU Shreveport Ballroom, University Center, One University Place, Shreveport, LA  71115.  Virtual option: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85733286768?pwd=YnM3ZEc4QU5jWWNQeW41L05MZFVDQT09​. ​
December 31, 2022:
 
Due Date for Letters of Intent per the Notice of Intent ( Click Here For NOI​ )
January 2023 – April 2023:
 
Applications Open
July 2023:
 
Site Selections and Grant Awards


Louisiana State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment

Click Here​ to view the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan approved by the Federal Highway Administration.

Click Here to view the public meeting presentation slides.

Click Here​ to view the Louisiana Clean Fuels NEVI Presentation

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Please send comments and inquires to DOTD-EVProgram@la.gov.  Please also take our public survey​

Watch our YouTube video here: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan - Revised 9.27.22 - YouTube​
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