To support President Joe Biden’s commitment to building out a national electric vehicle charging network and making electric vehicles accessible and affordable to more Americans, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced the latest round of Alternative Fuel Corridor designations.
Under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by Biden’s bipartisan Infrastructure Law, funding is directed to designated EV Alternative Fuel Corridors to serve as the backbone for the national electric vehicle charging network.
With the announcement, Alternative Fuel Corridor designations are now found in all 50 states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. The designations now cover 190,000 of the 222,000 miles of the National Highway System, a network of roadways important to the Nation’s economy, defense and mobility, which carries 55% of vehicle miles travelled nationally. Learn more from the DOT.
FHWA announced a total of approximately 250 new designations nationwide based on nominations by state and local officials. Highways were evaluated on predetermined criteria as outlined in the Request for Nominations to be considered “corridor-ready” if they currently contain a sufficient number of alternative fueling facilities, or “corridor-pending” if not. The map shows the progression of designated EV charging corridors from Round 1 through 6.