Light Duty Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
As noted in the State’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP), the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) plans to release project solicitations for the Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Supply Equipment Eligible Mitigation Action category (a.k.a., Light Duty Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) under its administration of the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Settlement EMT).
TDEC has not yet released a funding solicitation for Light Duty Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment under the VW Settlement EMT. Interested persons are advised to sign up for the TDEC VW Settlement emaill list at https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1843437/1737620/ to be kept apprised of all future and related announcements. For additional information on the VW Settlement, visit the TDEC website here: http://www.tn.gov/environment/VWSettlement.
Request for Information (RFI)
On November 1, 2019, TDEC issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit feedback to inform the program design for the forthcoming solicitation under the Light Duty ZEV Supply Equipment category. Responses to this RFI were due by December 6, 2019. This RFI was not a solicitation for projects. Information obtained from the RFI has been used solely for planning purposes. Submitting a response to this RFI was voluntary and will not be a prerequisite for responding to any future solicitations issued by TDEC with regard to the State’s allocation under the VW Settlement EMT.
TDEC has also leveraged program design insights from several recent electric vehicle charging resources, including the Drive Electric Tennessee Statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Needs Assessment and the Tennessee Electric Vehicle Charging Opportunity Maps developed by the TDEC Office of Energy Programs (TDEC OEP). TDEC encouraged RFI respondents to review these materials when compiling feedback. Learn more about these resources on TDEC's Transportation Electrification in Tennessee webpage or www.tn.gov/EVfastcharge.