DriveOhio Seeks Input for EV Infrastructure Plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio – DriveOhio and the Ohio Department of Transportation are seeking public input for a plan to use more than $100 million in federal money to deploy a network of DC Fast chargers along designated “alternative fuel corridors” across the state.

Ohio is set to receive more than $100 million over the next five years from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, or NEVI, program to develop electric-vehicle chargers.

DriveOhio, ODOT and other stakeholders are developing a statewide EV strategy to access NEVI program funds.

The draft Ohio NEVI Program plan is available for review and public comment on the DriveOhio website:

Public stakeholders can also review and submit comments about candidate charging locations that comply with the NEVI guidelines.

DriveOhio will also host regional public meetings throughout July to further engage public stakeholders prior to submitting Ohio’s plan Aug. 1 at the following locations:

Northeast Ohio
Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
hosted by Tri-C Community College
Jerry Sue Thorton Center, Ford Room
2500 E. 22nd St., Cleveland OH 44115

Southwest Ohio
Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional
Council of Governments
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 420
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Northwest Ohio
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Grand Lobby Toledo, OH 43604

West Central Ohio
Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
Miami Valley Regional Planning
Commission hosted by Dayton Realtors
1515 S. Main St., Dayton, OH 45409

Southeast Ohio
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Buckeye Hills Regional Council
1400 Pike St.
Marietta, OH 45750

Central Ohio
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning
111 Liberty St., Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.