Interstate-based Businesses Eligible to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Interstate-based businesses may be eligible to install electric vehicle charging stations under the  U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) “EV Project,”  which commenced installation of residential EV charging units in the state of Washington last week.  Nearly 15,000 commercial and residential electric vehicle charging stations in six states and the District of Columbia are expected to come online under the project that is funded by the DOE through a federal stimulus grant of $114.8 million in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  


Washington joins other EV Project regions in California, Oregon and Arizona with the installation of residential charging infrastructure that lay the groundwork for the deployment and installation of commercial charging stations. In addition to these states, the program includes Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia.


Ecotality’s EV Project was designed to begin establishing a nationwide electric car charging infrastructure along the Interstate Highway System.  Cracker Barrel Old Country Store marked one of the first businesses to partner with Ecotality, announcing plans last fall to install 24 electric vehicle charging stations along a 425-mile stretch in Tennessee.


NATSO, a member of the Partnership to Save Highway Communities, supports the installation of electric car charging stations at private businesses rather than rest areas.


To find out more information and apply for a charging station to be installed at your business click here, and select the penultimate option: “I am a business owner who would like to have a charging station installed at my place of business.”



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