FEDERAL APPROVAL RECEIVED FOR WISCONSIN'S ELECTRIC VEHICLE PLAN


   

Under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) initiative, the Federal Highway Administration approved Wisconsin’s plan to expand electric vehicle charging stations.  This will allow the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to receive federal funds to implement the Wisconsin Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan.

“As we work to implement the state’s first-ever Clean Energy Plan, upgrading Wisconsin’s electric vehicle infrastructure is one of the most important steps forward we can take to move towards a cleaner, more sustainable future,” Governor Evers said. “This plan approval and the federal funds Wisconsin will receive as a result will help bolster our state, our infrastructure, and our economy for years to come.”

“We are seeing an increasing demand for electric vehicles in Wisconsin and manufacturers are ramping up production of electric models. Some manufacturers have goals of producing 100% electric vehicles in the future,” WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson said. “To accommodate this growth, Wisconsin is stepping up its efforts to provide the electric vehicle infrastructure the state will need.”

Most electric vehicle charging is currently done at home.  To support long distance travel with electric vehicles, approximately $78.65 million NEVI funds will be used to develop a network of publicly-accessible charging stations along Wisconsin's Alternative Fuel Corridors.  These roadways currently include interstates, I-90, I-94, I-43, I-41, and I-535 plus seven U.S. highways, US 53, US 151, parts of US 51, WIS 29, US 2, and US 141, and all of US 8 and US 41.  The estimated 60 charging station locations will be placed within 50 miles of each other on Wisconsin’s designated Alternative Fuel Corridors.

   
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(This post was last modified: 09-28-2022, 03:08 AM by My Northern Wisconsin.)