Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grant Program

Fast Charging Vermont's Highway Corridors 

The State of Vermont wishes to expand the statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations (also called Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, or EVSE) in accordance with the Vermont Beneficiary Mitigation Plan of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust with a specific focus in this round of grant funding on fast charging (DCFC) stations in priority locations on highway corridors.

The State seeks to award a grant to a single applicant (an individual or team) to build DCFC stations within the eleven priority locations and four optional priority locations on Vermont's highway corridors.

General information:

  • The approximate funding available is $2 million with a required 20% match made by applicant.
  • Applicant will be applying for the entire network with a minimum of 11 locations, to be identified within the RFP, and must be included in all proposals. Some are State and municipal park and ride locations.
  • Currently, five Tier 1 locations will require two 150 kW DC fast chargers (dual protocol), while six Tier 2 locations will require two 50 kW DC fast chargers (dual protocol), and all will include a dual port Level 2 charger.  

Request for Proposals: Fast Charging Vermont's Highway Corridors

Proposals Due: April 1, 2020 by 4:30pm

We recognize the current COVID-19 situation may impact applicant’s ability to submit complete applications by the April 1, 2020 deadline.  However, after careful consideration, the submission deadline is not being extended at this time.  We will accept minimally incomplete submissions from applicants adversely affected by the COVID-19 situation.  These submissions will need to explicitly identify missing or incomplete information (hereafter referred to as “deliverable”), the reason for the delay as it relates to the COVID-19 situation, and the anticipated date of submission.  Please include Appendix 1 with your application.

Appendix 1 updated 03/20/20   

All RFP questions need to be submitted in writing to Sharon Welch by January 31, 2020.  Shapefiles of location boundaries and priority highway routes are available upon request.  Responses to all questions are posted below.

All applicants must attend a mandatory bidders meeting on January 24, 2020 from 10:00am - Noon:
1 National Life Drive, Dewey Building Conference Room, Montpelier, VT.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person you may call into the meeting (audio only) by dialing (802) 828-7667 and enter conference ID 395080776.

Bidders Meeting Attendance

Addendum 1 - Questions and Answers

Siting InformationThe following siting information was provided to us by property owners.  The State is not endorsing any particular location identified, but rather sharing information that was provided to us to help bidders determine the best location for siting EVSE.

Green Mountain Power's Charge Fast Innovative Pilot Funding updated 03/06/20

Annual Report:

Past Funding:
Grant proceeds result from settlements to partially resolve Volkswagen’s violations of the Clean Air Act.  For more information visit the VW Environmental Mitigation Funds web pageTo date, over $1M has been invested in Level 2 and DC fast charge equipment at 30 project locations around the State.  

EVSE-friendly Development Regulations for Municipalities:
To support the EVSE Grant Program, meeting-ready guidance is available for planners and planning commissioners to help prepare and update local regulations that welcome electric vehicle charging stations.   The guidance provides an overview of the latest EV trends in Vermont and offers tips to update use, parking, sign, performance, and procedural standards that easily accommodate this new technology in local bylaws.

Contact Us

Gary Holloway, Downtown Program Coordinator

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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