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National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Public Law 117-58 (Nov. 15, 2021), includes important new programs to address climate change by reducing carbon emissions. Among these programs is the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program that will provide funding to states to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and establish an interconnected network. These historic investments in EV charging infrastructure will put the United States on a path to a nationwide network of 500,000 EV chargers by 2030 and ensure a convenient, reliable, affordable, and equitable charging experience for all users.

New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) expects to receive around $38 million from this program over five years from the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) to install EV charging infrastructure with a US DOT priority on Interstate highway locations.

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI)

The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) is a new competitive grant program created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work – urban and rural areas alike – in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). CFI Program investments will make modern and sustainable infrastructure accessible to all drivers of electric, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas vehicles. This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program); and (2) Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five (5) years for this program. This NOFO offers up to $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and other alternative fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.

The CFI Program was authorized to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure, hydrogen fueling infrastructure, propane fueling infrastructure, and natural gas fueling infrastructure along designated alternative fuel corridors (AFC) or in certain other locations within communities that will be accessible to all drivers of electric vehicles, hydrogen vehicles, propane vehicles, and natural gas vehicles.

For more information regarding this grant opportunity, please visit: www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/cfi/

Public EV Deployment Guide

“This Deployment Guide is aimed specifically at public entities looking to build electric vehicle charging stations. Whether you work for a state agency, a county, or a municipality, our intent is to simplify the process and to assist you in deciding what best suits your needs and finances.” —Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor

Public EV Deployment Guide Survey

Public EV Deployment Guide Survey

2. Were the guidelines provided in the Public EV Deployment Guide clear and easy to follow?(Required)
4. Did the Public EV Deployment Guide adequately address potential challenges or obstacles that may arise during the deployment process?(Required)
5. Overall, how would you rate the usefulness of the Public EV Deployment Guide on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful?(Required)