DOT Selects $623 Million in EV Charging Grants

The Departments of Transportation and Energy on January 11 announced the recipients of almost $623 million in competitive grants for electric vehicle and alternative fuel charging and fueling infrastructure.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said “America led the arrival of the automotive era, and now we have a chance to lead the world in the EV revolution—securing jobs, savings, and benefits for Americans in the process. This funding will help ensure that EV chargers are accessible, reliable, and convenient for American drivers, while creating jobs in charger manufacturing, installation, and maintenance for American workers.”

The full list of grant recipients is here.

$622.6 million in funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will be split amongst 47 applicants in 22 states and Puerto Rico. The money will be split almost 50-50 between two types of projects: “community” projects (charging/fueling stations in/near residential neighborhoods where most residents live in homes that don’t have their own garages and therefore can’t charge EVs at home) and “corridor” projects along designated charging/fueling corridors and intended to help long-distance traffic.

There were 36 community projects to just 11 corridor projects, with a 50-50ish split of total funding, so the big-money grants tend to be on the corridor side.

Thousand $
CA Electric Blythe/Watt I-10 Truck Charging Terminal $19,635.2
CA Electric San Joaquin I-5 Electric Freight Corridor $56,008.1
CA Hydrogen ZEV Fueling in DAC $7,157.0
CO Hydrogen I-25 Corridor (Hy-25) $8,977.9
ID Electric City of Idaho Falls Charging Infrastructure $3,002.9
NC Electric Empower Durham Equitable EV Charging $4,864.0
NM Electric I-10 Medium- and Heavy-Duty Charging $63,898.8
NY Electric NYC Light-to-Heavy-duty Mobility $15,000.0
PR Electric PR-2, PR-22, and PR-52 $51,480.0
TX Hydrogen TX-HEFTI Project $70,000.0
WA Electric ZE Drayage in Sea-Tac Region $12,000.0
Total, Corridor Projects $312,023.9

There were only four hydrogen fuel projects out of 47, but one of those was the biggest grant in this round: $70 million to build up to five hydrogen fueling stations for commercial trucks in major cities in Texas (DFW, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin).

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