Georgia DOT Partners with Firm on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Monday, July 18th, 2022
JLL announced its agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to deliver a strategic plan for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The plan is an essential step in securing funds through the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) grant program, part of the $7.5 billion grant program package established by the 2021 bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
Taken together, the grant programs will help states deploy convenient, reliable, affordable and equitable public charging infrastructure nationwide. JLL has teamed with Ernst & Young and HNTB and will assist the state of Georgia in developing a strategic plan to meet NEVI guidelines, illustrating adequate EV charging coverage along previously established Alternative Fueling Corridors and providing a strategy for creating, upgrading and expanding installations over time.
“The NEVI grant program offers a rare opportunity for states to claim significant federal dollars, but the nature of EV infrastructure is highly complex,” said Josephine Tucker, Managing Director, Clean Energy and Infrastructure Advisory, JLL. “As an advisor to the state of Georgia, JLL will deliver expertise in engaging public and private stakeholders, analyzing future demand and gauging the impact of EV charging on future business models and implementations. Our shared goal is to create a cleaner, greener economic future for Georgia and beyond.”
Implementing the NEVI program is a critical initiative for Georgia’s continued economic development. The state is positioned as a leader in business-friendly sustainability, building on its long-term focus on logistics, workforce and responsive government to drive innovation and development in the electric mobility ecosystem.
“Strengthening our electric charging network will require collaboration among government, industry, utilities and other stakeholders at every stage of the process,” said Jannine Miller, Director of Planning at the Georgia Department of Transportation. “We are excited to work with JLL to put forth our initial deployment plan and to stay abreast of emerging opportunities through the IJIA program.”
The initial EV charger deployment plan is due to the newly established Joint Office of Energy and Transportation by August 1. Additional IIJA programs, including the two-part $2.5 billion Discretionary Grant Program for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure is also emerging with a focus on meeting policy goals related to equitable EV charging access in underserved, overburdened and rural communities.
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