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WisDOT hosts webinars on the future of electric vehicles in Wisconsin

Two upcoming webinars will give the public the opportunity to learn how WisDOT plans to expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the state. The webinars will educate the public about the initiative and provide an opportunity to submit feedback that will help shape the development of the plan.

· June 21, 2022: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on this link: https://www.pima.wisconsindot.gov/public/event-registration/search?project_id=14407&pe_guid=3fb87110-ac3c-4cb0-ba79-4dfaa5c857c3

· June 22, 2022: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on this link: https://www.pima.wisconsindot.gov/public/event-registration/search?project_id=14407&pe_guid=cbf65b0a-391b-43cc-b270-64f9751ede27

No pre-registration is required. Attendees are advised to log in a few minutes before the start of the webinar to initiate the virtual meeting. The webinar will be streamed live and participants will be able to submit comments or questions.

Background

WisDOT estimates that it will receive approximately $78.65 million over the next five years through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. Today, most electric vehicle charging is done at home. To support long-distance EV trips and overcome range anxiety, NEVI funds will be used to develop a network of publicly accessible charging stations along Wisconsin‘s alternative fuel corridors.

To achieve this goal, WisDOT launched a statewide Transportation Electrification Planning Study in January 2022 and in March began the process to develop Wisconsin’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan ( WEVI) required by the federal government.

The WEVI plan will define overall strategies and actions to facilitate the electrification of Wisconsin’s transportation system. It will also assess potential agency efforts to advance electrification and the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Finally, the WEVI plan will include recommendations for how Wisconsin will administer federal NEVI funding over the next five years.

Visit the WisDOT website for more information on electric vehicles in Wisconsin.

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