VW Committee Awards $493,000 For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations In Indiana

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee (Committee) recently awarded $493,000 for 56 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the state. 

Funding was awarded for Level 2 (L2) charging equipment to 31 Indiana cities, towns, and organizations that responded to a request for proposal from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).

Approximately $6.15 million from the Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund has been allocated by the Committee for the implementation of a statewide EV charging network. Roughly $615,000 was allocated for L2 charging equipment, and $5.54 million was allocated for direct-current fast charge (DCFC) equipment. 

IDEM received and reviewed 28 applications for DCFC equipment and 17 applications for L2 equipment. Awards were subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received. IDEM is seeking additional clarification on four of the 28 DCFC applications that were received. 

The Committee and IDEM plan to reconvene in Spring 2021 to discuss these applications and potentially award additional funding.

For more information about the Indiana Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Program, visit idem.IN.gov/vwtrust