Zero Emission Vehicle Strategic Plan

The Zero Emission Vehicle Working Group — consisting of seven state agencies — has recently completed the Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy, a long-range planning document for the alternative fuel space. You can read it here


Interagency efforts

A Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Working Group was established in June 2021 to develop recommendations and implement strategies for alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure, including:

  • WY Dept. of Transportation
  • WY Energy Authority 
  • WY Dept. of Environmental Quality
  • WY Public Service Commission 
  • WY Business Council 
  • WY Office of Tourism
  • WY Department of Agriculture;

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Charge West

WYDOT is also partners with agencies in other states for a regional look at ZEV infrastructure, including Charge West. 

Charge West is the combined efforts of the Corridor West Coalition (COR West) and Regional Vehicle Plan West (REV West), which are both voluntary partnerships to establish a coordinated regional EV charging corridors for intermountain west states. This allows tourists or residents to follow clearly defined corridors where they will know that EV charging infrastructure or other ZEV fueling infrastructure is available. 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, WYDOT issued a ZEV Request for Information (RFI) in October 2021 to inform strategy development, see below: 


Additional planning and reference documents

REV West compiled an Electric Vehicle Policy Baseline for the Intermountain States in October 2018. Additionally, REV West has released a 2020 progress report  and a 2021 progress report

WYDOT hired Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, to conduct a Wyoming Interconnected Electric Vehicle Network Study in December 2020. Please note that the potential locations for EV charging stations identified in this study are not approved station locations. They were suggested by the consultant before the Federal government released its guidance and requirements for stations built with National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding. 

In 2021, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and Utah Clean Cities Coalition compiled an Electric Vehicle Charging Needs Assessment, which identifies needs and opportunities for electric vehicle fast charging in rural and underserved areas of the Intermountain West. In the same year, the groups compiled an assesment regarding Demand Charges & Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging, which is an analysis of demand charges and rate structures from a sample of 41 electric service providers (ESPs) throughout the Intermountain West.

WYDOT conducted an EV survey in 2021, here are the results.

The FHWA issued an Request for Information (RFI) regarding the Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Program and the discretionary Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Program. You can read WYDOT's response here.