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Siting, Feasibility & Access Study

The Siting, Feasibility and Access Study helps plan for a successful infrastructure deployment by collecting, analyzing, and reviewing additional EV charging infrastructure siting, feasibility, and access data, and supporting information. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), the Office of Energy and Mineral Resources (OEMR), and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have formed an Interagency Working Group (IAWG) and are continuing their cross-agency partnership to develop a detailed analysis of direct current fast charging (DCFC) deployment siting, feasibility, and administrative options.

The IAWG will coordinate in 2023 to complete a statewide study to cover topics with the public, and industry and subject matter experts. This will help determine a strategy and the expected timeframe for deploying NEVI-compliant public electric vehicle infrastructure. Once the study is complete, IAWG will compile the feedback from the public and expertise from advisory groups to develop a set of decision criteria required for NEVI-compliant EV charging sites. The goal of the analysis will be to contract one or two pilot charging station locations. If you would like to be considered as part of this pilot program, email the project team: [email protected].

2022 Public Outreach

In May 2022, the Interagency Working Group (IAWG) of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), the Office of Energy and Mineral Resources (OEMR), and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) conducted a coordinated public involvement campaign to gather feedback from stakeholders across the state. This feedback was critical in developing Idaho’s NEVI Plan, which approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in September 2022. 

You can read Idaho’s approved plan here.

About the NEVI Program

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program was established by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  as part of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to provide states with the necessary funding to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure, establishing an interconnected network of EV charging stations across the United States.

You can read more about the federal guidance for state EV infrastructure plans here.

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