​Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure

Over the next five years, Louisiana will receive approximately 75 million dollars for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure through President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).  The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) plans to administer the deployment of electric vehicle charging station infrastructure throughout the State.  

As part of the EV infrastructure deployment, the U.S. Legislature has made National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program funds available for expenditure by state transportation agencies.  These funds will cover 80 percent of the EV infrastructure expenses with a minimum 20 percent state match covered by grant recipients.   The NEVI program requires each state to submit a deployment plan to FHWA by August 1, 2022.  LA DOTD has begun working with Louisiana Clean Fuels, Inc. and Grant Management Group, LLC to timely submit this plan. 

In addition, LA DOTD is submitting an alternative fuel corridor (AFC) nomination by May 13, 2022 to designate routes for electric chargers and hydrogen fuel.  The AFC nomination is important to the overall NEVI program as we hope to provide connectivity between charging stations within Louisiana and along corridors across state lines. 

We are scheduling virtual meetings to allow participation and feedback.  These will be posted on this site.  You may visit the following websites for more information about local and national electric vehicle initiatives or email DOTD-EVProgram@la.gov.