INDOT issues request for information for EV charging infrastructure plan

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The Indiana Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Indiana Office of Energy Development, has issued a request for information to help it start the development of the state’s electric vehicle implementation plan.

Indiana will soon receive National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure formula funding to invest in electric vehicle charging stations, which is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that allocated more than $8 billion to the state. INDOT has allocated about $14.7 million this year, and expects to invest about $100 million for EV charging infrastructure over the next five years.

In its request for information released Monday, INDOT is soliciting feedback and recommendations from stakeholders, such as utilities and energy and fuel companies, for the planning, coordination and development of charging networks across the state. The state is developing a federally-required State EV Implementation Plan, and responses to the request for information will guide the state’s federal funding deployment and evaluation of competitive grant opportunities, INDOT said in announcing the RFI.

The U.S. infrastructure bill also includes $2.5 billion in competitive grants available to state and local governments, and other groups for EV charging and alternative fuel infrastructure.

This move comes after state lawmakers passed legislation that Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law to set up the first regulatory framework for utilities to build charging stations and other wide-scale infrastructure needed to support conversion to electric vehicles.

INDOT will accept questions on the request for information until April 11. RFI responses are due by April 29.

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5 thoughts on “INDOT issues request for information for EV charging infrastructure plan

  1. Chevy Volt owner – Those number sound great until you realize one level 3 EV station (15-30 min charge) costs $150k+… level 2 charger’s are way cheaper but can’t charge modern EV’s quickly. We have to start somewhere and progress is great but if you’re looking any new EV (a lot of people are) don’t get your hopes up. At home charging will continue for a long time.

    1. As it should continue at home. Tax payers should not pay for the power companies to make their profit from free electric infrastructure on the backs of the citizens. The petroleum industry, including all the gas stations, paid their own way at their own costs.

    2. Kevin, I agree with your statement. We actually never charge anywhere but home. The public stations are buggy, broken, and charge $2.50 per charge. Its not worth it as a Volt owner because it has older tech. I see them plugged in around Indianapolis and shake my head… It takes 7-8hrs to get a full charge. haha

    3. There’s plenty of critique to go around but let’s not make the bad-faith argument that the petroleum industry pays their own way. Oil and gas subsidies amount to approximately $20.5 billion annually in the United States alone.

  2. This is a total waste of money at this stage of the game. Time will demonstrate the folly of going away from fossil fuels by the brainwashed crowd. We are bankrupt and spending our way into eternal debt that will saddle future generations with a burden so great the standard of living will decrease. All from a myriad of “feel good” ideas and philosophies that will take us down.