Pennsylvania’s Growing Electric Vehicle Charging Network: What’s All the Buzz About NEVI Plans?
By: Brianna K. Edwards, Thomas R. DeCesar, Buck B. Endemann, Tad J. Macfarlan, Pierce Richardson, Nathan C. Howe
With electric vehicles (EVs) on the rise, recent federal legislative and policy initiatives have prompted states to develop related infrastructure plans. These plans will provide for the greater connectivity required to support the future of EV transportation. As state plans are approved and implemented, new legal issues will likely develop.
On 15 November 2021, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which directs funding to state and local governments for transportation improvement programs, including developing and expanding EV infrastructure. Under the BIL, each state was required to submit a National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure plan to the U.S. Department of Transportation by 1 August 2022.