Oklahoma’s Department of Transportation announced the next step in building a statewide electric vehicle charging network.
ODOT stated that it officially opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the implementation of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program Funding.
Interested parties can submit proposals for funding consideration by Friday, September 15. This program aims to support the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in designated corridors throughout Oklahoma.
Companies selected to receive funding will be required to adhere to the FHWA NEVI Formula Program final rules as well as comply with Oklahoma state laws. Key documents outlining the requirements include the:
Eligible sites for NEVI funding must be within 50 miles of preexisting or planned sites in designated corridors, within 1-mile driving distance of an interchange (exit), equipped with at least four charging ports capable of simultaneous 150kW or higher charging, accessible 24/7/365, and have broadband or cellular capability.
ODOT recommends that interested applicants coordinate with the electric distribution utility serving their prospective NEVI site to assess power capabilities and engage with the local municipality to determine permitting and zoning requirements. The federal funding can cover up to 80% of eligible NEVI project expenses, with a minimum 20% non-federal cost share required.
For more information or to schedule a meeting with ODOT to discuss charging station infrastructure, please contact Andreas Weber, ODOT NEVI Program Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit oklahoma.gov/evok.
Source: ODOT release