Virginia EV Charger Plans

VDOT has unveiled plans for electric vehicle charging stations across Virginia’s interstates, funded by federal grants. With $11 million allocated, sites include gas stations, hotels, and restaurants. While some see the move as an effort to boost EV adoption, some critics raise concerns over rural accessibility and charger amenities. The approved locations where an EV charger will be built so far, show one around the Fredericksburg area along Interstate 95, six others around the greater Richmond area, two in the Southside region, one in Hampton Roads, four along Interstate 81 in Harrisonburg and four more in the Southwest region of the state. VDOT received applications from some 25 charging station developers involving a total of 128 potential sites in the most recent round of funding.