Washington State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment

Explore the Washington State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment.

WSDOT is developing a statewide electric vehicle plan by August 1, 2022, in order to unlock federal NEVI Formula Program funds. The plan, related maps and other materials will be shared here when they are available.

Get involved

  • Help us understand your electric vehicle charging needs by taking our quick online survey, which closes on July 18.
  • Check out our interactive map and add suggested charging stations in Washington state.
  • If you missed our public listening sessions, feel free to review the PowerPoint slides (attached) and recordings.

Public review of the draft plan open through July 15, 2022

The Washington State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Draft (PDF 1.2MB). Please direct all feedback to Partnerships@wsdot.wa.gov. 

NEVI Formula Program

  • The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program was authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which was enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
  • The $5 billion NEVI Formula Program will provide dedicated funding to states to strategically deploy electrical vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and create an interconnected network that supports data collection, access and reliability.
  • Washington’s portion is $71 M total over five years, including $10.5 million for the first year.

Federal program goals

  • Put the U.S. on the path to a network of 500,000 EV chargers.
  • Accelerate the adoption of EVs.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Help the U.S. lead global transportation electrification efforts.
  • Build out alternative fuel corridors.

Federal requirements for state plans

  • Minimum of four 150kW combo charging system direct current fast chargers per site.
  • Site power capability no less than 600 kW.
  • 50 miles between sites along designated alternative fuel corridors within one mile of the highway.
  • Interagency Electric Vehicle Coordinated Council.

Plan-supported activities

This plan supports a number of activities, including:

  • UW Sustainability Project.
  • Zero-Emission Vehicles Mapping and Forecasting Tool (ZEV-MFT): WSDOT must develop a public mapping and forecasting tool that shows the locations of charging and refueling infrastructure.
  • Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Partnerships.

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as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.