Ohio is installing 22 new electric vehicle charging stations

Several fast charging stations will be located in Northeast Ohio. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio continues to take the lead in using the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program for charging stations along its highways.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday that the state will install 22 new electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations along Ohio’s interstates, state roads, and U.S. roads.

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$16 million in funding is being awarded for electric vehicle chargers as part of the second round of the NEVI program.

In 2023, Ohio was the first state in the nation to announce charging stations as part of the NEVI program, with plans to build 27 stations. Earlier this year, the state opened the nation’s first NEVI station along I-70 at US 42 in Madison County.

“As more electric cars and trucks hit Ohio’s roads, we continue to build the infrastructure needed to enable easy and convenient travel,” DeWine said in a statement.

NEVI’s $16 million in funds will be matched with nearly $6 million from private entities selected to install and operate the new electric vehicle charging stations, including Electric Era, Meijer, Francis Energy Charging, EVgo and more.

The addition of the 22 new stations will bring Ohio closer to its goal of providing fast chargers every 50 miles throughout the state. According to DeWine’s office, each of the 22 charging station locations “will be no more than one mile from the highway and will include four charging ports with at least 150 kilowatts of power available per port.”

The stations will also include access to amenities such as restrooms and a place to purchase food and drinks.

Several stations will be located in Northeast Ohio:

  • Interstate 77 at Rockside Road at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Independence
  • Interstate 77 at State Route 18 at Giant Eagle in Akron
  • Interstate 76 at Wooster Pike/Center Street/State Route 3 at Sheetz in Seville
  • U.S. 30 at Harrison Street in the parking lot next to Taco Bell and CVS in Canton
  • U.S. Route 30 at East Lincoln Road at Wayne Lanes in Worcester
  • U.S. Route 30 at North Lexington Springmill Road at Panera in Mansfield

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Construction of the new electric vehicle stations is expected to begin later this year and through 2025.

Last year, Ohio leaders announced that the state would receive $140 million in NEVI funds over the next five years to support the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

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