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Virtual public meeting July 10 on EV charging plan update

Virtual public meeting July 10 on EV charging plan update

I-17 101 traffic interchange

Virtual public meeting July 10 on EV charging plan update

Virtual public meeting July 10 on EV charging plan update

July 8, 2024

ADOT proposes adding nine highway segments to planned network

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding the public of a virtual public meeting this week to seek input on the proposed update to its 2024 Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan that would add nine state highways to a planned network of fast-charging stations. 

The virtual meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. The update proposes  adding the following corridors to a list of routes eligible for federally funded, EV fast charging stations:  

  • US 60: Wickenburg to Phoenix
  • US 60: Phoenix to Globe
  • US 60: Show Low to New Mexico
  • US 93: Wickenburg to I-40
  • US 95: Quartzsite to San Luis
  • US 160: US 89 to Four Corners
  • SR 68: US 93 to Bullhead City
  • SR 80: Bisbee to Douglas
  • SR 90: I-10 to Bisbee

Eligible corridors previously identified include all interstate freeways, US 89, and portions of US 93 and state routes 64, 87, 95 and 347.

Please visit azdot.gov/EVPlan to register for the virtual meeting and receive your link to attend. Project staff will be available to share information about the new proposed station locations on state highways and answer questions. 

You can provide feedback on the proposed update through Wednesday, July 17, in the following ways:

The electric vehicle charging network plan is part of $76.5 million in federal funding Arizona is eligible to receive through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The program encourages adoption of electric vehicles by building a nationwide network of publicly accessible and reliable fast chargers that will reduce drivers’ concerns about the range of electric vehicles.

The charging stations will be built with 80% federal funding and a 20% private match. No state funding will be used to build the charging station network. ADOT will administer the contracting process with private companies that will operate the stations.

Planning and construction using NEVI funds is slated to start in 2025, but the buildout will take place over several years. This year, ADOT began seeking bids for private entities to build or upgrade the first phase of electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways. ADOT expects to award contracts for these stations in late summer, with stations slated to be operational in one year from the start of construction.

For more information about the EV plan and additional ways to provide input, visit AZDOT.gov/EVPlan.

Virtual public meeting July 10 on EV charging plan update

Virtual public meeting July 10 on EV charging plan update

I-17 101 traffic interchange

Virtual public meeting July 10 on EV charging plan update

Virtual public meeting July 10 on EV charging plan update

June 19, 2024

ADOT proposes adding nine highway segments to planned network

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking public input on a proposed update to its Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan that would add nine state highway segments to a planned network of fast-charging stations. 

The virtual meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, on the proposal to add the following to a list that currently includes all interstate freeways, US 89, and portions of US 93 and state routes 64, 87, 95 and 347:

  • US 60: Wickenburg to Phoenix
  • US 60: Phoenix to Globe
  • US 60: Show Low to New Mexico
  • US 93: Wickenburg to I-40
  • US 95: Quartzsite to San Luis
  • US 160: US 89 to Four Corners
  • SR 68: US 93 to Bullhead City
  • SR 80: Bisbee to Douglas
  • SR 90: I-10 to Bisbee

Please visit azdot.gov/EVPlan to register for the virtual meeting and receive your link to attend. Project staff will be available to share information about the new proposed station locations on state highways and answer questions. 

You can provide feedback on the proposed update through Wednesday, July 17, in the following ways:

The evolving electric vehicle charging network plan is part of $76.5 million in federal funding Arizona is eligible to receive through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The program encourages adoption of electric vehicles by building a nationwide network of publicly accessible and reliable fast chargers that will reduce drivers’ concerns about the range of electric vehicles.

The charging stations will be built with 80% federal funding and a 20% private match. No state funding will be used to build the charging station network. ADOT will administer the contracting process with private companies that will operate the stations.

Planning and construction using NEVI funds is slated to start in 2025, but the buildout will take place over several years. This year, ADOT began seeking bids for private entities to build or upgrade the first phase of electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways. ADOT expects to award contracts for these stations in late summer, with stations slated to be operational in one year from the start of construction

To learn more, please visit AZDOT.gov/EVPlan.

ADOT seeks bids to construct 21 electric vehicle charging stations

ADOT seeks bids to construct 21 electric vehicle charging stations

I-17 101 traffic interchange

ADOT seeks bids to construct 21 electric vehicle charging stations

ADOT seeks bids to construct 21 electric vehicle charging stations

January 22, 2024

Facilities planned along interstates are step toward statewide network

PHOENIX – Advancing plans to support adoption of electric vehicles, the Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking bids for private entities to build or upgrade electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways.

The stations are the first major step in establishing a statewide network of rapid charging stations, with 21 facilities expected to be operating by the end of 2025. These stations are intended to reduce range anxiety and encourage use of electric vehicles as a viable alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles.

All stations will be privately owned and operated, with federal funds covering 80% of construction costs and the private developer paying 20%. No state funds will be involved in the construction of these stations. Bids are due April 19, with ADOT awarding contracts this summer. Construction of the privately owned facilities is anticipated to take about a year.

The charging stations are funded through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program, or NEVI, which is allocating $5 billion in funds nationwide through the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy and $76.5 million for Arizona.

The charging stations generally will be spaced no more than 50 miles apart, and must be constructed beyond the freeway within a mile of an interchange. The bidding process outlines general areas where stations eligible for funding can be located, with specific locations to be determined through the selection process. Each station must include at least four chargers that can charge a typical electric vehicle within 20-30 minutes.

While the first round of electric vehicle charging stations will focus on interstates, ADOT plans to expand onto other highways starting with an additional round of bids in 2025. The plans will evolve based on developments within the electric vehicle industry and by studying the usage patterns of the first set of stations that come online.

For more information about the electric vehicle charging station network, visit AZDOT.gov/EVPlan.

ADOT to share statewide EV charging station plan at Oct. 25 meeting

ADOT to share statewide EV charging station plan at Oct. 25 meeting

I-17 101 traffic interchange

ADOT to share statewide EV charging station plan at Oct. 25 meeting

ADOT to share statewide EV charging station plan at Oct. 25 meeting

October 19, 2022

YUMA - The Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public open house Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Yuma to share the details of its plan to develop a network of electric vehicle fast charging stations along interstate highways in Arizona.

The meeting is one of several public meetings throughout the state to share details of the initial plan implementation and seek public input on which additional highways throughout the state should be added to the ADOT electric vehicle charging station network.

The meeting is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. at the City of Yuma City Council Chambers at 1 City Plaza.

The meeting will be held in an open house format without a formal presentation. A recorded presentation with study details will be shown throughout the meeting and study team members will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

The charging stations will be funded through the National Vehicle Infrastructure Program, or NEVI. The goal of the federal NEVI program is to encourage adoption of electric vehicles by improving the accessibility, reliability and equity of clean transportation options.

For more information about the EV plan, additional ways to provide input including an online survey, as well as details on upcoming meetings throughout the state, visit AZDOT.gov/EVPlan.