Alabama to Deploy $11.2 Million in Federal Funds for EV Charging Network Expansion

has unveiled plans to distribute $11.2 million in federal grants aimed at bolstering its (EV) . The , part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program initiated by the Biden administration, targets the installation of 13 EV stations along key highways and interstates.

This initiative underscores Alabama's commitment to enhancing accessibility for EV drivers across designated Alternative Fuel Corridors.

Governor Kay Ivey highlighted the economic benefits, noting that strategic placement of these stations supports local EV manufacturers and could stimulate job creation in Alabama.

Under NEVI guidelines, each station must be situated within one travel mile of an Alternative Fuel Corridor and provide 24-hour public accessibility. Stations are mandated to offer amenities such as restrooms and food services, alongside charging capacity capable of simultaneously servicing multiple vehicles.

Alabama's allocation of $79 million in NEVI grants from 2022 to 2027 is expected to further support the development and operation of DC fast charging stations statewide, with ADECA administering grants covering 80% of the costs.

Detailed allocations include installations at various locations including Falkville, Gadsden, Hamilton, and Jasper, among others, strategically positioned near major thoroughfares to optimize convenience for EV users.


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