National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

Information on the 2024 NEVI Plan and the DCFC Plazas program, including the plan, maps, surveys, and previous webinar recordings.

About the NEVI Program

Electric car charging

Established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program funding will provide $5 billion over five years for states to deploy electric vehicle (EV) chargers along highway corridors. This build-out of EV chargers is critical to accelerating the adoption of EVs and enabling Americans to access the economic and air quality benefits of electrified transportation.

Colorado is expected to receive $57 million over the next five years to create an EV charging network across the state. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) will be working with partners and stakeholders to develop the state’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Implementation Plan. The plan is required to access NEVI formula program funding and is due to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) by August 1, 2024. The state’s NEVI plan will outline its strategy for utilizing the NEVI funds and will address the establishment and evaluation of build-out goals, the role of contracting with third parties, public engagement, equity for rural and disadvantaged communities, workforce considerations, cybersecurity concerns, and more.

Apply for NEVI Funding

NEVI funds will be distributed through the Colorado Energy Office's Direct Current Fast-Charging (DCFC) Plazas Program. Please visit the DCFC Plazas webpage for the incentive structure and program resources, including the Application Guide and Application. 

DCFC Plazas Webpage

Alternative Fuel Corridor Designations

The NEVI Program has a requirement that all funded projects be located within 1 mile of a federally designated alternative fuel corridor. In Colorado there are 16 designated corridors as illustrated in the map below.

Each year CDOT has the opportunity to submit nominations for additional corridor designations. If accepted, these new designations expand the number of locations that are eligible for NEVI funding. However, because Colorado already has state funding for EV charging through its Community Access Enterprise (CAE), every part of the state is already eligible for funding under the DCFC Plazas Program.

Map of the Federally Designated Alternative Fuel Corridors in Colorado. Updated January 2024
Map of the Federally Designated Alternative Fuel Corridors in Colorado, including the Round 7 corridors.

Collaboration and Engagement 

CDOT and CEO are committed to ongoing outreach and engagement. Please click the button below if you would like to help the continuous effort to improve Colorado’s NEVI Plan and the implementation of the plan through the DCFC Plazas Program.

Electric Vehicle Charger at State Park