Two New Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations Now Open in Ohio

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is announcing the opening of two new electric vehicle charging stations that were funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. These stations are now operational and available for electric vehicle drivers to charge up during their travels. 

“Bringing two more fast-charging stations online is the latest milestone in Ohio’s rapid progress towards building a reliable charging network for electric vehicle drivers today and into the future,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. 

The newest NEVI stations are located at Casey’s Gas and Convenience near Interstate 75 and National Road near Lima and Pilot Travel Center near I-71 and State Route 61 in Marengo. Both locations have four ports with at least 150 kW, capable of charging four electric vehicles simultaneously in around 30 minutes. 

“Ohio is charging ahead. These additional stations mark significant progress in establishing a charging network for EV owners traversing the Buckeye State,” said Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks. “We look forward to opening more charging stations in the next several months.” 

“We are pleased to join Ohio in celebrating the addition of two more NEVI-funded EV charging stations through federal investments made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt. “With over 184,000 EV chargers across the country today, we’re rapidly expanding and building a national network of 500,000 publicly accessible charging stations by 2030 that will reduce range anxiety, boost consumer confidence in purchasing electric vehicles, and invest in a clean future.”

Ohio was the first state in the nation to open an electric vehicle fast-charging station funded by the NEVI program late last year. In addition to the three new stations that are now open, 13 new fast-charging stations are currently under construction with several locations expected to open in the coming weeks. Another 29 locations are in the planning phase and expected to be constructed later this year and in 2025. 

Ohio is expected to receive $140 million total to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The state has invested more than $30 million in NEVI funds to date, which is matched by nearly $10 million from private developers. Find a map of locations and the current status here.

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