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Delaware NEVI Program – All You Need To Know

May 12, 2024

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has made significant progress in developing the District’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Deployment Plan through extensive coordination with stakeholders. Over the past year, DDOT has held nearly 30 meetings with various District agencies to align roles and responsibilities under the new NEVI Formula Program established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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The Transportation Electrification Working Group convened by DDOT has proven instrumental in engaging key partners like the Department of Energy and Environment, Department of For-Hire Vehicles, Department of General Services, and Department of Public Works. Regular discussion forums have helped determine each agency’s contributions and identify areas for inter-departmental collaboration. Input from utilities has also been prioritized, with DDOT hosting multiple coordination sessions with Potomac Electric Power Company to start planning for electric vehicle charging infrastructure buildout.

Delaware NEVI Program - All You Need To Know

In addition to agency participation, DDOT recognized the importance of community involvement from the outset. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and other community groups have been briefed on the NEVI program through in-person meetings. Residents provided local perspective that aided DDOT’s assessment of suitable locations for charging stations. As the planning process moves into the implementation phase, DDOT is ensuring avenues remain open for transparent discussion and public feedback.

DDOT is now finalizing the Request for Proposal for charger installations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, representing the next milestone. By awarding contracts through an open competitive bidding structure, the agency aims to fulfill the NEVI Program’s goal of deploying an equitable, reliable network. Over the next five years, the District is set to receive over $16 million informula funding to support continued stakeholder outreach and charging expansion across the region. As it oversees rollout of the EV infrastructureblueprint, DDOT stays focused on meaningfully engaging all interested parties.

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