Oklahoma prepares to spend millions on Interstate EV charging network

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is planning a May 30 informational meeting to explain how it intends to use $66 million in federal funding over the next five years to build an EV charging network in the state.

The EV program is called EVOK which is the department’s initiative to create the connected and efficient electric vehicle charging network. It will use the $66 million over the next 5 years through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program.

The money will finance the EV charging stations along Interstates and designated Alternative Fuel Corridors. The funding for the first year is $22.9 million to start construction of charging stations along the Interstates in Oklahoma.

ODOT is mobilizing business leaders, manufacturers, contractors, vendors, and other interested parties to join efforts to bring EV charging stations to Oklahoma. ODOT will soon be releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for stakeholders to review, connect, and submit proposals to receive up to 80% federal funding for eligible project costs to build, operate, and maintain NEVI compliant EV charging stations.
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Before the release of the final RFP, we would like to provide an overview of the program, a preview of key RFP components, and allow you to ask questions and provide comments in a virtual format.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting  via Zoom
There are several documents available on the project website for review. The presentation will be recorded and posted to the project website following the live meeting.
A draft RFP will be available later in May for public comment. Comments will be considered, and the RFP will be modified if necessary. The final RFP will be posted in July, with proposals due in September. Specific dates will be outlined in the RFP. Selected proposals will be awarded funding in October.