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Indiana is getting ready to install more electric vehicle charging stations



Indianapolis, Indiana – Indiana’s plans to extend its network of electric vehicle charging stations will be updated and public input will be sought at three additional meetings in July in addition to one in June.

Indiana’s Charging the Crossroads initiative is financed by the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program of the U.S. Department of Energy. By 2030, the initiative intends to have installed at least 500,000 charging stations.

People can recommend sites for charging stations and will become aware of the program. The Indiana Department of Transportation has posted a YouTube video that offers information on the Charging the Crossroads initiative.

The Indiana Department of Transportation intends to release a revised draft of a network of charging stations throughout the state on June 18.

The meetings will follow. Twenty-five minutes after the doors open, presentations will start. The meeting locations, hours, and dates are as follows:

• 5-7 p.m. June 25, Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw, Student Lounge, 2545 Silveus Crossing, Warsaw.
• 5-7 p.m. July 9, Global Village Welcome Center Event Hall, 4233 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis.
• 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 11, Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo, Hingst Hall, 1815 E Morgan St., Kokomo.
• 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 16, Vincennes University, Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St., Vincennes.

With the exception of one location on U.S. 31 close to Tipton, Indiana announced in March that 39 locations along interstates will get funding to fill in the gaps in the state’s charging network.