Arizona Electric Vehicle Program

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Deployment Plan

As more and more Arizona drivers get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle, the Arizona Department of Transportation is taking advantage of new federal funding sources and developing a long range plan to implement a statewide network of EV charging stations. 

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, recently made $5 billion available for the deployment of publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) chargers along alternative fuel corridors nationwide. The goal is to deploy a network of EV fast chargers to reduce range anxiety and encourage EV adoption by more users.

Over the next five years, the state is set to receive $76.5 million in federal dollars through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to establish publicly accessible EV charging stations along Arizona’s designated alternative fuel corridors. Current alternative fuel corridors in Arizona include the interstates; but additional corridors can be added in the future.

According to NEVI guidance prepared by the Federal Highway Administration, investments in EV charging infrastructure have the potential to improve clean transportation access, enable reliable access to affordable charging, increase parity in access and adoption and enhance energy resilience, among other improvements. 

Arizona Electric Vehicle Program Map

 

Get Involved

ADOT will be seeking input from the public and a wide variety of agency and industry stakeholders during the preparation of the plan. Public outreach will include surveys and online and in-person public meetings. Since the initial plan will be high level, additional public input will occur after plan submission to work out the details of implementation.  

Information about those activities will be provided on the study web page and updates will be sent to those who sign up for the study mailing list. 

Sign up at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AZEVPlanMailingList 

Anticipated Timeline

The initial plan will be submitted in August 2022 and will be updated annually as new alternative fuel corridors are added and charging stations identified.

Charging Station 1

Electric vehicle at a charging station in Tempe. Photo is used to illustrate a typical existing charging station. No recommendations or decisions have been made regarding charging station suppliers or locations.

Charging Station 2