National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

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, 2022. 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 State of Colorado nominated five additional Alternative-Fuel Corridors for Round 7 of the Alt-Fuels Corridor program. The newly nominated corridors include: 

  1. I-225: Between the I-225/I-25 interchange and the I-225/I-70 interchange.
  2. US 40: Between the US 40/I-70 interchange in Aurora and the US 40/I-70 interchange in Pleasant View.
  3. US 40: Between the US 40/US 287 interchange in Kit Carson and the US 40/US 385 interchange in Cheyenne Wells.
  4. US 24: Between the US 24/SR 5/SR 67 interchange in Divide and the US 24/I-70 interchange in Limon.
  5. CO 82: Between the CO 82/I-70 interchange and the CO 82/North Galena Avenue intersection in Aspen.

  These five nominated Alternative-Fuel Corridors were approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on October 10, 2023. 

Colorado now has a total of 16 designated EV corridors that will be eligible for NEVI-funded projects, as well as the majority of US 40 in Colorado is now eligible.

Map of the Federally Designated Alternative Fuel Corridors in Colorado. Updated 11/27/2023.
Map of the Federally Designated Alternative Fuel Corridors in Colorado. The map includes the new Round 7 corridors.


National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program Process

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.

NEVI Plan Annual Update Survey

CDOT submitted the state’s NEVI Plan on July 29, 2022. Colorado was one of the first 35 states in the nation to have its NEVI Plan approved by the Federal Highway Administration in September 2022.

Colorado’s NEVI Plan will be updated annually as new alternative fuel corridors are added and locations for additional charging stations are identified.

CDOT expects to solicit and award contracts to construct new stations, as well as to upgrade existing charging stations in 2023.

Electric Vehicle Charger at State Park