• The Biden Administration laid out plans February 9 for a $5 billion network of electric vehicle charging stations that will give priority to sites on interstate highways before expanding into remote rural and crowded urban areas, federal officials said. Over the past six years, 40 states have already created designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, much of which follows the interstate highway system, and that will be “the spine of the new national EV charging network,” the READ MORE
  • NFPA Opens Comment Period For TIA Covering EV Charging We promised in our last blog (January 14, 2022) to notify you when the comment period opened on the Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA’s Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages (NFPA 30A). If passed, the TIA would incorporate electric vehicle systems at traditional motor fuel dispensing facilities.  “This is an important regulatory initiative that could potentially impact smaller fuel stations ability to READ MORE
  • A Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to the Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages (NFPA 30A) will be issued very soon that, if passed, would incorporate electric vehicle fueling systems at traditional motor fuel dispensing facilities. You can read the proposed language here. The TIA presented is on the existing 2021 edition of the code. The public can submit comments to this TIA. All comments will be reviewed by the NFPA 30A committee READ MORE
  • The convenience store industry has been closely watching events in Washington related to the Infrastructure bill and EV charging.  The recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests in the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure through a National Electric Vehicle Formula Program (EV Charging Program).  This program provides funding to States to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure and to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability. Funds from the EV Charging READ MORE
  • The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently announced a grant program covering DC Fast Charge EV chargers.  The grant monies are part of the Volkswagen settlement with the US government and are open to all business entities.  The grant will fund up to 70% or $600,000 of the project including charging equipment and infrastructure costs.  The application period opens November 2 and closes December 3.  Following are a few requirements of the grant: Minimum 175kW READ MORE