Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

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Part of the bipartisan infrastructure law created the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. That program provides funds for states to install fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs).

New federal program

In Minnesota, we expect to invest about $68 million from this program over five years, along with a 20% non-federal match. To be eligible for the federal program, Minnesota needs to submit a Statewide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan by Aug. 1, 2022.

Our state's plan

Our plan identifies investments in fast charging along Minnesota’s existing Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs) — I-94 and I-35. At first, we'll focus on light-duty EV charging needs. In 2023, we'll update the plan to address medium- and heavy-duty EVs.

Part of the bipartisan infrastructure law created the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. That program provides funds for states to install fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs).

New federal program

In Minnesota, we expect to invest about $68 million from this program over five years, along with a 20% non-federal match. To be eligible for the federal program, Minnesota needs to submit a Statewide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan by Aug. 1, 2022.

Our state's plan

Our plan identifies investments in fast charging along Minnesota’s existing Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs) — I-94 and I-35. At first, we'll focus on light-duty EV charging needs. In 2023, we'll update the plan to address medium- and heavy-duty EVs.

  • Save the Date – Minnesota Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan - Stakeholder Meeting

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    October 13, 2022

    2:30 – 4:00 PM

    Virtual – via WebEx. Please register here.


    The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation and Federal Highway Administration approved the Minnesota Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Join us to hear about next steps for implementing the plan and how you can get involved. The meeting will be designed for potential implementation partners but is open to the public to attend. Additional details and agenda to follow. Please register here.

  • Minnesota Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan Submitted

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    MnDOT submitted the Minnesota Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan to the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation on July 29, 2022.

    The Minnesota Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan describes how Minnesota will spend approximately the first year of NEVI Formula Program funds. The plan includes a vision and goals for a statewide fast charger network that provides convenient, reliable, and accessible EV charging across Minnesota by the end of the NEVI Formula Program. It describes implementation considerations related to operations and maintenance, civil rights, equity, labor and workforce, cybersecurity and concludes with information about how MnDOT will evaluate the NEVI Formula Program implementation in Minnesota.

    There will be annual reviews and updates to the plan along with the potential to recommend additional roadways as AFCs.

  • Final Plan Coming August 2022

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    Thank you for your ideas and input during our planning process. We are reviewing what we heard and incorporating it into our plan. The final Minnesota Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan will be available in August 2022.

  • Proposed Fast Charger Locations Along I-94 and I-35

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    We’ve identified proposed fast charger locations along I-94 and I-35. We used NEVI program guidelines, data analysis, and stakeholder and public input to propose these locations. Proposed locations along I-94 include Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Sauk Centre, Alexandria, St. Cloud, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. Proposed locations along I-35 include Duluth, Moose Lake/Sturgeon Lake, Hinkley/Pine City, Forest Lake/Wyoming, Burnsville, Faribault, and Albert Lea.

    We've identified several possible exits for each proposed location. After the plan is complete, we will start a competitive site selection process. We'll invite applicants to select from the possible exits. Recipients will install one NEVI-compliant station (4 DC fast charging ports) at each location.

    We want to hear from you! Send us your comments or questions about the proposed locations using the Comments tool by Friday, June 24th.
  • Virtual Stakeholder Workshop Recording

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    This is a recording of the virtual stakeholder workshop that MnDOT hosted for cities and counties. This content was also provided at stakeholder workshops for utilities and potential partners in the EV charging industry. If you would like to provide input or ask questions about the content in this recording, please use the Comments section of the website.


  • Alternative Fuel Corridors

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    The Round 6 request for AFC nominations closed on Friday, May 13. Minnesota did not nominate additional corridors in this round. This means that the first year of NEVI formula funds will be invested in fast chargers along I-94 and I-35.

    MnDOT will lead public engagement in 2022 and 2023 to prioritize additional corridors for nomination in future rounds.

  • National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program Guidance

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    On Feb. 10, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Highways Administration released guidance on the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

    The program provides funds for states to install fast chargers for electric vehicles. Learn more about the specific requirements in the guidance.

Page last updated: 19 Sep 2022, 09:23 AM