Priority Project Locations
The federal plan for NEVI-funded electric vehicle charging sites includes a phased approach over the five-year funding cycle. The first phase will focus on fully building out the AFC corridors. Funds may not be spent on other sites until all AFCs are fully built out as per federal guidelines. PennDOT will be addressing the first phase with multiple rounds of funding through the PennDOT NEVI Grant Program.
Round 1 will focus on Pennsylvania’s primary and auxiliary interstate AFC network. Round 1 includes 11 primary interstates and four (4) auxiliary interstates, with each separated into groups of interchanges. PennDOT has developed a
map showing the approximately 80 groups, which are labeled as Priority I, II, or III.
Priority I groups include interchanges that have been selected through a gap analysis to most likely satisfy the 50-mile interval required for an AFC to be “fully built-out.”
Priority II groups include interchanges that are in locations closer to existing sites and/or more likely to be redundant when ensuring 50-mile intervals are filled on the AFCs.
Priority III groups include an interchange that already has an existing NEVI-qualifying EV charging site. These sites will be considered for redundancy purposes once the AFCs are all fully built-out.
Within each group, interchanges will be prioritized/scored based on the selection criteria. The interchange score tables are available in Appendix VII of the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
It is anticipated that one site at an interchange within each Priority I group will be selected first, followed by one site within each of the Priority II groups of interchanges. It is possible that a site from Priority I, II or III group may or may not be selected during Round 1 depending on funding availability. Please note that all site selection is at the sole discretion of PennDOT.
Click here to view the PA NEVI – Anticipated Funding Round 1 Map.