National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

About the NEVI Program

Electric car charging

Established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program funding will provide $5 billion over five years for states to deploy electric vehicle (EV) chargers along highway corridors. This build-out of EV chargers is critical to accelerating the adoption of EVs and enabling Americans to access the economic and air quality benefits of electrified transportation.

Colorado is expected to receive $57 million over the next five years to create an EV charging network across the state. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) will be working with partners and stakeholders to develop the state’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Implementation Plan. The plan is required to access NEVI formula program funding and is due to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) by August 1, 2022. The state’s NEVI plan will outline its strategy for utilizing the NEVI funds and will address the establishment and evaluation of build-out goals, the role of contracting with third parties, public engagement, equity for rural and disadvantaged communities, workforce considerations, cybersecurity concerns, and more.

Apply for NEVI Funding

NEVI funds will be distributed through the Colorado Energy Office's Direct Current Fast-Charging (DCFC) Plazas Program. Please visit the DCFC Plazas webpage for the incentive structure and program resources, including the Application Guide and Application. 

Alternative Fuel Corridor Designations

On February 10th, 2022, FHWA published the Request for Nominations for the 6th round of AFC designations. States are requested to review their existing AFC nominations and nominate additional routes, prioritizing the Interstate system. CDOT nominated six corridors: I-270, US 34, US 36, US 287, US 385, and US 550 for the 6th round of nominations. 

Alternative Fuel Corridor Nominations for Round 6

On July 5th, 2022 the FHWA announced that all six of Colorado's Round 6 corridor nominations have been approved. Colorado now has a total of 13 designated EV corridors that will be eligible for NEVI-funded projects.

Map of existing alternative fuel corridors.


National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program Process

Collaboration and Engagement 

CDOT and CEO are committed to ongoing outreach and engagement. Please click the button below if you would like to help the continuous effort to improve Colorado’s NEVI Plan and the implementation of the plan through the DCFC Plazas Program.

NEVI Plan Annual Update Survey

Previous Stakeholder Engagement Presentations or Webinars

CDOT conducted an online survey for Colorado’s National EV Infrastructure (NEVI) Deployment Plan. Survey responses help shape Colorado’s EV infrastructure vision and priorities.

CDOT hosted two virtual public meetings to solicit feedback from the public on the state’s draft NEVI plan. During the meetings, the team summarized the NEVI program requirements, guided stakeholders through the key elements of the plan, and had opportunities for participants to ask questions and provide input.

Virtual Public Meetings:

CDOT submitted the state’s NEVI Plan on July 29, 2022. Colorado was one of the first 35 states in the nation to have its NEVI Plan approved by the Federal Highway Administration in September 2022.

Colorado’s NEVI Plan will be updated annually as new alternative fuel corridors are added and locations for additional charging stations are identified.

CDOT expects to solicit and award contracts to construct new stations, as well as to upgrade existing charging stations in 2023.

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If you have feedback or questions on this plan, please send it to [email protected].

Electric Vehicle Charger at State Park