Virginia DOT Announces $11.3 Million for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

March 21, 2024
A total of 18 winners were selected to receive funding

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced the recipients of $11.3 million in federal funding to build, own, and operate electric vehicle charging stations.

A total of 18 winners were selected to receive funding from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program.

“Drivers want 24-hour access to well-lit, safe, and accessible amenities when they stop to charge up. Clean restrooms, plenty of food and beverage options, and attendants that can help with charging are a must,” Charge Ahead Partnership executive director Jay Smith said. “We applaud VDOT for awarding several of the grants in this first round to businesses that have been serving drivers for decades and will be serving drivers for years to come, but we also encourage the state to reconsider sending funds to motels, which have none of the amenities that drivers expect.”

Along with specific businesses receiving grants, fuel retailers like Circle K, BP, Love’s Travel Stops, Amoco, Pilot Travel Center, and Valero received funding. VDOT also awarded grants to several motels, which do not typically have the resources that drivers expect when making a short stop.

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