$17M Earmarked for Hawaii EV Infrastructure

The new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program
from the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy provides more than
$17 million for infrastructure supporting Hawaii electric vehicle charging stations
over the next five years.
Hawaii is slated to receive approximately $2.62 million in fiscal year 2022
per the government’s funding formula and pending submittal of Hawaii’s EV
infrastructure deployment plan.
“Hawaii has some of the most aggressive clean energy and carbon reduction
goals in the nation,” says Scott Glenn, Hawaii chief energy officer. “We appreciate
the federal government’s recognition that we need to move swiftly to build the
infrastructure needed to support the adoption of clean transportation in Hawaii
which will help us achieve our carbon net-negative goal as soon as practicable and
no later than 2045.”
Included in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, NEVI
provides nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a network of electric
vehicle charging stations along designated alternative fuel corridors.
“Just as our national partners are working together to make these funds
available,” says Ed Sniffen, Hawaii Department of Transportation deputy director
for highways, “HDOT and the Hawaii State Energy Office will be
working together with our state and county partners to submit an EV infrastructure
deployment plan which is required to access these funds.”

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