New EV charging stations planned in Dayton

last updated 01/24/2024
New EV charging stations planned in Dayton

26 Dayton locations, many at multi-unit housing sites- -"Bi-partisan infrastructure law" is the funding source

New EV charging stations planned in Dayton

The number of publicly accessible EV charging stations in the city of Dayton will dramatically expand within approximately two years, following the announcement of an award of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds to SOPEC (Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council, a City of Dayton sustainability partner).

SOPEC earned a $12.5 million U.S. Dept. of Transportation award designed to expand the availability of EV charging infrastructure, especially in underserved areas. The funds will allow installation of 26 charging stations in Dayton and 25 in Athens and other southeast Ohio locations, effectively expanding on existing infrastructure and filling critical gaps in and between the regions. 

The planned infrastructure includes an estimated 200 Level 2 charging ports and 30 Level 3 charging ports.

In the spring of 2022, the City of Dayton Office of Sustainability began collecting information on existing and planned EV charging stations, mapped their locations, and began to identify service gaps. City staff conducted a series of meetings for residents and small business owners with goals of providing education on EVs and charging infrastructure and listening to thoughts on appropriate locations for chargers. 

Feedback from community meetings was incorporated into a geographic analysis that considered census data, City-owned property, multi-family housing locations, and the City’s equity index. These layers of data were used to identify locations of opportunity for future EV charging stations. As a step toward equitable access to EV charging, it is assumed that multi-unit housing sites are strong candidates for locations, considering most single-family homes can accommodate charging. City of Dayton-owned facilities with high numbers of fleet vehicles and public accessibility are also likely charging station locations.

To view the City of Dayton's electric vehicle infrastructure analysis report, go to daytonohio.gov/EVReport.

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