Nebraska intends to establish a network of charging stations for electric vehicles. This is part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula program approved by the Federal Highway Administration and the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
For the next five years, Nebraska will get around $6 million annually for the project. Nebraska will also be eligible to apply for a part of discretionary grant cash totaling $2.5 billion.
The monies will go through the NDOT and will focus on the I-80 corridor, Nebraska Highway 31, and U.S. Route 6 in Omaha for the first year. Each charging station will consist of at least four DC fast-charging connections available to the general public.
“These funding will allow us to go forward with plans to make EV charging stations available to Nebraskans throughout the state,” said John Selmer, director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation. This is consistent with our objective to improve the quality of life via a convenient, safe, and innovative transportation system.