KDOT requests information on installation program for electric vehicle charging stations
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces a Request for Information (RFI) ahead of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along the state’s busiest highways.
Through this RFI, KDOT seeks to receive input from industry stakeholders and potential applicants who will help develop program criteria for the allocation of funds for the installation of EV charging equipment. KDOT has identified approximately 12 preliminary locations for the installation of Direct Current Fast Charging Stations (DCFCs) (50kW or greater) to improve public access to charging stations every 50 miles along the corridors. main.
Suggested EV charging station locations (within 5 miles of the corridor exit):
â¢ I-70 – Oakley / Grainfield / Grinnell area
â¢ I-70 – WaKeeney
â¢ I-70 – Russell
â¢ I-70 – exit Ellsworth / US 156
â¢ I-70 – Abilene to Junction City area
â¢ I-70 – Manhattan to the Paxico area
â¢ I-35 – Ottawa
â¢ I-35 – Emporia
â¢ I-35 – Cassoday to Matfield-Green area
â¢ I-35 – Belle Plain – Wellington district
â¢ I-135 – Newton / North Newton
â¢ S. 81 – Concordia
Nationally, there has been a strong push for the adoption of electric vehicles from the public and private sectors. While charging infrastructure already exists, it is important for Kansas to ensure continuity of travel across the state for travelers and commerce, Secretary Julie Lorenz said.
âKDOT wants to work in partnership with the private sector to expand electric vehicle charging stations,â said Lorenz. âThis RFI is the first step in this process. “
Funding for the charging stations is provided by the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust, which has made approximately $ 2 million available to Kansas for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Responses to this RFI should be emailed to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24.
You will find more information on this RFI at the following address: https://sos.ks.gov/publications/Register/Volume-40/Issue-36-September-9-2021.html.