The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released the first round of awards for the ChargeOK Grant Program, which is focused on increasing access to electric vehicle (EV) charging in the state.
Central Oklahoma communities received $458,841, nearly a third of the funding, toward the installation of 16 charging stations.
ACOG member cities where charging stations will be located include:
- Edmond (11)
- Midwest City (1)
- Norman (2)
- Oklahoma City (2)
The grant program, which is part of the state’s VW settlement emissions mitigation programs, awarded $1.4 million for the installation of 55 electric vehicle charging stations across Oklahoma.
New public charging stations will make EV travel more practical throughout the region and state; alleviating EV range anxiety and reducing mobile source emissions.
ACOG staff has been working closely with ACOG members’ staff, DEQ and Clean Cities Coalition stakeholders to ensure Central Oklahoma was competitive in this process.
For a map and list of recipients, visit the DEQ web site.
Air Quality & Clean Cities Manager
AQ and Clean Cities Planner II