Louisiana – Louisiana DOTD has made an announcement about the deployment plan for electric vehicle infrastructure in the state.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) is gearing up to oversee the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the state. This initiative is made feasible with the help of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), approved into law by President Joe Biden in November 2021.
Louisiana is set to get around $73 million dollars for electric vehicle infrastructure, under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
Congress has provided funds from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program for state transportation agencies to utilize, to effectively implement the Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure deployment plan.
These resources will pay for 80% of the costs related to the EV infrastructure, with a minimum of 20% non-federal match being borne by those receiving the grants. LADOTD is establishing a competitive grant program to facilitate a staggered rollout of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for the distribution of these funds. This program encompasses the federal stipulations of DC Fast Chargers sited within one mile of identified corridors, ideally spaced at a maximum of 50 miles on the corridors.
DOTD plans to invite applications from the public during the final quarter of 2023. They urge those who are interested to visit DOTD’s webpage on electric vehicles (EV) to get more insight on their efforts to establish EV infrastructure.