National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program
Signed by President Joe Biden in November 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provides states with $7.5 billion to help make EV charging more accessible to all Americans for local and long-distance trips. This $7.5 billion comprises the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program and the $2.5 Discretionary Grant Program for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure.
Over the first five years of the NEVI Formula Program, Pennsylvania will receive $171.5 million in dedicated formula funding.
The initial focus of this funding is for states to strategically deploy Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations along its designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs), to help build out the national EV AFC network. Once a state’s AFC network is “fully built out” according to FHWA criteria — NEVI-compliant DCFC stations that are both: a) no more than 50 miles apart along each AFC; and b) no more than 1 mile from the nearest AFC exit — then that state may use NEVI Formula Program funds for EV charging infrastructure on any public road or other publicly accessible location.
Pennsylvania’s NEVI State Plan was approved by FHWA on Sept. 14, 2022. Federal guidance on the $2.5 billion Discretionary Grant Program is anticipated for Fall 2022.