Electrification Coalition Commends WisDOT’s Swift Deployment of NEVI Funds to Rural Areas 

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371

MADISON—Today, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced electric vehicle (EV) charging projects selected to receive awards from the state’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula funds.

Wisconsin is eligible to receive $78 million in NEVI funds, allocated over five years beginning in fiscal year 2023.  With that funding, Wisconsin has awarded $23 million across 53 projects, which will fully build out the Alternative Fuel Corridors. Wisconsin is the first state to award Tribal projects as part of the roll out of the federal program, with two Tribal Nations receiving more than $800,000 in funding. Thirteen selected sites will be installed in disadvantaged communities, and many sites will be located at Wisconsin-founded businesses, like Kwik Trip, Menards, Festival Foods, and Culvers.

EC Policy Manager Emma Heins released the following statement:

“The quick distribution of federal funds to impactful projects is crucial to ensuring that momentum is not lost as we build out a fully electric transportation sector. WisDOT’s expedited selection of awardees and prioritization of rural communities and Wisconsin-founded businesses exemplify its commitment to making EVs accessible for all Wisconsinites and establishing a functional and far-reaching network of charging stations within the state.

“Wisconsin’s leadership in electric transportation will have benefits far beyond those experienced by individual consumers. Increasing rural access to EV charging is essential to breaking oil’s monopoly on transportation in the United States, strengthening our national and economic security, creating jobs and improving public health.

“Today’s announcement is an exciting step forward for the Badger State and the future of electric transportation in America.”

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About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. electrificationcoalition.org

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.