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Here’s where Kentucky stands on building its EV charging network

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced on May 23 that Kentucky has completed its third round of awards to private developers to build an additional 18 federally funded electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

Eight developers were selected to build public charging stations within identified zones along Kentucky’s interstates and parkways designated as Alternative Fuel Corridors. These developers are collectively eligible to receive up to $11.8 million in requested funding through the National Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Formula Program.

Combined with the first two rounds of awards announced late last year, Kentucky has now approved 42 charging stations from 11 developers for a total of $27.2 million in federal formula funds.

The latest round of awards funds new chargers in cities including Bardstown, Bowling Green, Cadiz, Campton, Central City, Crestview Hills, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Glasgow, Hazard, Louisville, Midway, Morehead, Morgantown, Salyersville and Shepherdsville. Thanks to competitive cost proposals, three additional sites were selected, surpassing the initial goal to fund up to 40 sites during this phase of the initiative.

Each station must have at least four charging ports of 150 kilowatts each, be accessible to the public 24 hours a day/seven days a week and work with most EV models. Amenities such as restrooms and locations to purchase food and beverages are included at station locations.

More information about the program can be found at  EVCharging.ky.gov.