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Funding, Grants Help Improve ROI on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Travel Centers

Funding, Grants Help Improve ROI on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Travel Centers

Investing in electric vehicle charging equipment can be capital intensive, but funding opportunities, such as rebates and grants, make equipment and installation more affordable and help truckstop and travel plaza operators enter the EV charging space. “Right now, the clean transportation funding opportunities are about $3 billion per year,” said Joe Annotti, senior vice president and partner for GNA. More

Engage Today on Your State's EV Charging Plans

Engage Today on Your State's EV Charging Plans

With that goal in mind, NATSO has launched its newest online resource: “EV Charging Funding Opportunities.” More

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) EV Charging Grants: Who is Eligible and How Much Money Do Fuel Retailers Need to Contribute?

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) EV Charging Grants: Who is Eligible and How Much Money Do Fuel Retailers Need to Contribute?

The initial grant distribution will prioritize funding for EV charging infrastructure at off-highway and off-Interstate locations. More

Contact Your State DOT Regarding Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) EV Charging Funding

Contact Your State DOT Regarding Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) EV Charging Funding

NATSO members should contact their state transportation departments promptly to learn about their electric vehicle charging plans and to share our industry's perspective on the plans' development. More

Has the Business Case for EV Charging Improved?

Has the Business Case for EV Charging Improved?

It is incumbent upon fuel retailers to urge state DOTs to structure projects in a “make-ready” model that allows utilities to invest in the grid and distribution enhancements necessary to feed charging stations while a competitive, private market governs the consumer-facing charging transaction.  More

How Much Money is Available for Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) EV Charging Grants?

How Much Money is Available for Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) EV Charging Grants?

The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides $7.5 billion to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure via the National Electric Vehicle Formula Program and the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Program. This money will be distributed via state transportation departments (DOTs). More

Grant Opportunities Available for Electric Vehicle Charging

Grant Opportunities Available for Electric Vehicle Charging

The bipartisan Infrastructure investment and Jobs Acts enacted in late 2021 includes two different grant programs for electric vehicle charging and other alternative fuel infrastructure (natural gas, hydrogen and propane). Most of the $7.5 billion available is expected to go toward EV charging stations. Any business interested in learning more about these grant opportunities should contact its state department of transportation as soon as possible to express interest and get a sense of how the department intends to distribute the grant dollars.    More

Electric Vehicle Charging: What Equipment, Which Grants and Investment Projections [Podcast]

Electric Vehicle Charging: What Equipment, Which Grants and Investment Projections [Podcast]

Kris Kentera, executive sales manager for Blink Charging, joined NATSO's podcast this fall to discuss what type and mix of charging equipment makes the most sense for truckstops and travel centers, investment projections, grant considerations and much more. More

EPW Could Go Back to the Drawing Board for Surface Transportation Bill

Senate Democrats will draw up a new surface transportation bill that contains more aggressive proposals on climate issues and other key Democratic priorities, essentially scrapping the bipartisan bill the committee approved in the last Congress, Tanya Snyder of Politico reports.  More

USDA Announces a New Round of Higher Blend Infrastructure Grants Available

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to award approximately $22 million in competitive grants to expand the sale and use of renewable fuels, including biodiesel.  Specifically, USDA said the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentives (HBIIP) program aims to encourage a comprehensive approach to marketing higher blends by sharing the costs relating to upgrading of fuel dispensers (gas and diesel pumps), related equipment, and other infrastructure required at a location to ensure the environmentally safe availability of fuel containing ethanol blends greater than 10 percent or fuel containing biodiesel blends greater than 5 percent. More

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