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First NEVI Funded Charging Station Opens in Vermont

April 30, 2024
Yet another state opens their first NEVI funded charging station.

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) recently announced the opening of the first National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funded electric vehicle charging station in Vermont. According to the press release by the Joint Office, the four ports on Main Street in downtown Bradford will complement two existing 50kW DC fast chargers and a single AC Level 2 charger installed at the site by Norwich Technologies under a grant agreement with the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development.

“This is just the beginning. Bradford is the first of 15 locations in this phase of NEVI funding that we’re working to have under contract by the end of the year,” said Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn.

According to the Joint Office, Vermont will receive $21.2 million from the NEVI program over the next five years. The funding comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which allotted funds that aim to help states build convenient, safe, and reliable EV charging infrastructure.

Since Q4 of 2023, a number of new NEVI funded charging stations have been opening across the country. With its new installation, Vermont joins New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maine, and Hawaii as states that have opened their first NEVI funded EV charging stations. That list of states will continue to grow throughout the year as more and more states are using NEVI funding opportunities to open charging stations of their own.

In their Q1 update, the Joint Office revealed a total of 33 states have released solicitations for the NEVI program and 16 of these states have been awarded contracts and are installing charging stations. More details of which states have been awarded NEVI funding can be found here and here.

According to the Joint Office’s most recent numbers, there are now more than 177,000 public chargers available nationwide. This amount brings the U.S. up to 35% of the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of 500,000 EV chargers by 2030.

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Michael Morris

Michael Morris is Editor for EC&M. He is also Editor for EC&M's sister publications Electrical Wholesaling and Electrical Marketing. Email him at [email protected].

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