National Alternative Fuels Corridors
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) designates a national network of plug-in electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure along national highway system corridors. To designate these Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFC), FHWA solicits nominations from state and local officials and works with other federal officials and industry stakeholders.
FHWA must establish an AFC grant program to award grants to eligible entities, by November 15, 2022. During the designation and redesignation process, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy, FHWA will issue a report identifying charging and fueling infrastructure, best practices and guidance for predictable infrastructure deployment, analyzing standardization needs for fuel providers and purchasers, and reestablishing the goal of achieving strategic deployment of fueling infrastructure in the designated corridors.
For the 2022 Request for Nominations, state and local officials must submit nominations to FHWA by May 13, 2022. FHWA must update and redesignate corridors periodically thereafter. States are encouraged to complete EV AFCs, which are eligible for separate funding from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, and will be considered fully built out once they meet the conditions specified in the NEVI Formula Program Guidance.