The vehicles sharing Iowa’s roadways are increasingly more diverse in the way they are powered. With travelers embracing electric vehicles on a larger scale, the Iowa Department of Transportation needs your input on how best to support these electric vehicles.
Planning infrastructure updates to support electric vehicles will help bolster their viability moving forward. As part of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, funds were authorized to support the continued development of electric vehicle plans. As a result, Iowa is joining many other states in developing plans to create a national electric vehicle charging network along major transportation corridors. This network will offer convenient electric vehicle charging opportunities and facilitate a more reliable travel network for electric vehicles within the state, as well as across the country.
Iowa is a proud and nationally recognized leader in renewable energy and biodiesel and ethanol production. Our state has made a significant investment in renewable fuel infrastructure. State leaders, local communities, private companies, and utilities are making solid progress in adding electric vehicle infrastructure to our diverse fuel mix.
Iowa will remain unwavering in our support for varied fuel resources and associated infrastructure, including ethanol, biodiesel, renewable natural gas, and electric.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is joining other statewide partners in preparing a plan for development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state highway and interstate system. This plan will build upon guidance from prior transportation and electric vehicle planning efforts. This plan will meet 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act requirements and will allow Iowa DOT to become eligible to receive federal funds that support electric vehicles infrastructure development.
- Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Funding
- 5-year National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Federal Funding