DriveOhio, a division of the Ohio Department of Transportation, has selected EVgo and its eXtend partners to receive $13.8 million from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program fund to deploy 20 350kW high-power fast charging stations.
"Fast charging deployments are poised to scale at unprecedented rates thanks to the public-private partnerships strengthened by NEVI, and states like Ohio are leading the way," said Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO.
The NEVI program was first announced in February 2022, and it will distribute more than $5 billion to create an EV charging network along several designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, including I-70, I-75, and I-90. To access these funds, states must submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan that is consistent with the Federal Highway Administration guidance.
Ohio is one of the first states to receive funding from the NEVI program, and over the next five years, DriveOhio will receive more than $100 million to further support the state’s EV charging infrastructure.