Chris Teague, Autoblog »
In late 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed, creating the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (NEVI) to support the creation of a nationwide fast-charging network. There’s much work to do, as a new study from the Great Plains Institute (GPI) shows a need for more than 1,000 DC fast-charging (DCFC) stations to meet the program’s goals.
The study looked at non-Tesla DCFC stations, of which there are 4,943 in the contiguous 48 states. Among them, only 509 stations meet the requirements laid out under the NEVI program, which include:
Charging stations must have at least four DCFC ports with CCS connectors and the ability to charge four EVs simultaneously at 150 kW each for a combined capacity of 600 kW or more.
Stations must be spaced no more than 50 miles apart on designated corridors and located within one mile of the corridor.
Download the GPI report » EV Corridor Roadmap (.pdf)