Public input requested on Iowa electric vehicle infrastructure deployment plan
Consistent with Governor Reynolds’ initiative to evaluate the State of Iowa’s electric vehicle infrastructure, which began in 2018 and resulted in a statewide EV report, the Iowa DOT is requesting public input to help shape the Iowa Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan, currently in development.
An online survey, featuring questions about transportation and electric vehicles, is now open and can be accessed at iowadot.gov/IowaEVPlan.
The state of Iowa has been a leader in embracing new opportunities in clean energy technology to benefit its residents, economy and the environment. Renewable energy production continues to grow while more citizens, businesses and visitors desire to power their vehicles sustainably.
As technology continues to evolve, more challenges and opportunities will present themselves, and the state will continue to respond to the ever-changing environment as a leader in renewable energy production.
As such, the State of Iowa will use its portion of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds to support the continued development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Iowa is joining many other states in developing plans to create a national EV charging network along major transportation corridors.
Iowa expects to receive around $51.4 million in federal funds from this program over five years. To be eligible to receive funds, the state needs to submit a Statewide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan by Aug. 1.
Survey input provided by June 24, 2022, will be used by Iowa DOT and its partners to inform plan development. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
To learn more about the plan, electric vehicles and charging stations in Iowa, visit the project website at iowadot.gov/IowaEVPlan.