​KY's Electric Vehicle Charging Program

NEVI Plan and Purpose

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) in coordination with the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC), the Public Service Commission (PSC), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and several other State Cabinets developed Kentucky's Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan). This plan is a requirement to obtain EV infrastructure funding through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

The plan was submitted to the Joint Office of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and US Department of Energy (USDOE) on July 22, 2022. On September 14, 2022, FHWA approved KY's Plan, securing the first two years of Kentucly's share of the federal NEVI formula program funds -- roughly $25M of the $69.5M. With matching (non-federal or non-state) funds, a total of $86.9 million will be available for EV charging infrastructure over the next five years through fiscal year 2026.

The plan was developed in accordance with recent guidance from the Joint Office regarding the NEVI Formula Program. KYTC also held three stakeholder meetings to gather input and to share plan development prior to submittal to meet the federal requirements. This included focusing the plan on several important areas such as Deployment, Justice40, Labor/Workforce, Cybersecurity, etc.  

The goal of the Federal NEVI Formula Program is to create a national network of EV chargers by 2030, providing convenient, reliable, affordable, and accessible charging for all EV drivers. The Kentucky EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan is focused on achieving this goal, and includes planning for funding and deploying EV charging stations across the Commonwealth.

KY EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan

KYTC is planning to release the Final RFP in March

Draft Request for Proposals

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) issued this Draft Request for Proposal (draft RFP) to solicit feedback from potential proposers who intend to respond to the final RFP for Kentucky's Electric Vehicle Charging Program. The final RFP will solicit proposals for the planning, deployment, operation and maintenance of Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Stations (EVSE Stations) throughout Kentucky at locations across the Commonwealth. This draft RFP and its contents are subject to change prior to the issuance of the final RFP.

The purpose of this draft RFP comment period was to:

  1. Solicit feedback from potential proposers on the selection method and process, and
  2. Allow Potential Proposers to begin the process of coordinating with relevant stakeholders such as utilities, site hosts, EVSE suppliers, local contractors and others.

Organizations who submitted comments focused on reviewing the draft RFP and providing detailed comments to specific sections using the Draft RFP Comment Form (Attachment 3).

We received 150+ comments by the due date of January 27, 2023.

Since receiving substantial feedback, we are making a number revisions to the RFP to reflect these comments.

The final RFP will outline the process by which proposers can submit proposals for one or more EVSE projects at proposed sites (Candidate Sites). KYTC will then evaluate the proposals based on established evaluation criteria, and award grants to select proposers for select sites.

Thank you for your consideration of the draft RFP and your support of Kentucky's Electric Vehicle Charging Program.

KY EV Charging Program - Draft RFP_01042023

Request for Information 

To begin implementing the Plan, KYTC issued a Request for Information (RFI) back on August 24, 2022. With the purpose of soliciting input from potential market participants across varying sectors regarding the planning, deployment, operation, and maintenance of Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in the Commonwealth. The RFI is intended to help KYTC develop an implementation strategy for deploying DCFC stations using NEVI formula funding, and to inform KYTC’s approach to solicitation and contracting.  


The RFI was issued for information-gathering purposes only. Responding to the RFI was not mandatory for purposes of any future solicitation. KYTC will not select a vendor for DCFC EVSE deployment based on responses to this RFI. No contracts will result from this RFI.  



All responses were due to KYTC on September 30, and needed to be submitted in accordance with the Submission Instructions contained in the RFI to EVPlan@ky.gov.


Electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity in Kentucky and across the nation. Kentucky is also rapidly becoming the leader in EV battery manufacturing with $7 billion in new investment coming to the state over the next few years. With these changes underway, KYTC wants to make sure Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Area Development Districts (ADDs), Highway District Offices (HDOs), Local Governments, and Electric Utilities have resources available to them to help prepare for the transition to EVs and the deployment of EV infrastructure.

EV Preparedness for MPOs ADDs and DOs

EV Preparedness for Local Government

EV Preparedness for Electric Utilities

Get Plugged In

Please fill out the form below to receive updates on the development of Kentucky's EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan.

Contact Form

Please send questions to EVPlan@ky.gov

If you are interested in proposing a location to support Kentucky's EV Charging Infrastructure, please use this form below.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Proposed Location

200 Mero StreetFrankfortKY40601KY8:00am-4:30pm EST, M-F(502) 564-7183(502) 564-2865http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=200+mero+street+frankfort+ky&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=200+Mero+St,+Frankfort,+Franklin,+Kentucky+40601&gl=us&sqi=2&z=16&iwloc=A

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