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What You Need to Know About the NEVI Program

Updated: May 18, 2023




In this article:

  • Get the NEVI program requirements

  • Learn more about compliant hardware

  • Access funding and investment for your site

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, signed into law on August 16, represents a significant accelerant to the electrification of transportation. The act includes many key measures, including tax credits for the purchase of electric vehicles and installation of EV charging equipment. Administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program will provide funding to states to build electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in an effort to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability. According to the DOT, funding is available for up to 80% of eligible project costs, including:

  • The acquisition, installation, and network connection of EV charging stations to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability

  • Proper operation and maintenance of EV charging stations; and,

  • Long-term EV charging station data sharing

Participation in the NEVI program has a few caveats. For example, “EV charging stations must be non-proprietary, allow for open-access payment methods, be publicly available or available to authorized commercial motor vehicle operators from more than one company, and be located along designated FHWA Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs).” Other requirements include:

  • 24/7 public access to chargers

  • Within one mile from a corridor (designated highway)

  • At least four (4) parking spaces served by 150kW Direct Current (DC) Fast Chargers with Combined Charging System (CCS) ports capable of simultaneously DC charging four EVs; a minimum station power capability at or above 600kW

  • Walkable amenities with public access (bathrooms, food vendors or vending machines, etc.

Livingston Energy Group’s turnkey service secures the highest levels of available funding and ensures compliance with the requirements of the NEVI program. Establishments and businesses eligible and appropriate for NEVI participation include hospitality, shopping centers, gas stations, parking and garages, convenience stores, grocery stores, as well as entertainment and tourism venues. Livingston helps our partners leverage the myriad benefits of the NEVI program, including:

  • Attracting new and returning customers

  • Higher revenues from increased spending

  • Establishing your establishment/brand as a green leader

  • Future-proofed charging technology

  • Flexible business models with no-cost options

The Livingston team offers a single-source to transform their location into a NEVI site that includes location qualification reviews, infrastructure design and engineering, funding and application assistance, permitting and approvals, development and construction, as well as ongoing operations and compliance. To get every project up and running, Livingston also offers several investment options for qualified sites including customer-partner owned, cooperative investment and co-ownership, and Livingston owned. Use NEVI funding and Connect to America’s growing charging network with Livingston.

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