OVRDC Seeks Public Comment on Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan

OVRDC Seeks Public Comment on Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan

Did you now, as of September 2023, there were 605 electric vehicles registered in the 11-county OVRDC planning area? That’s up from 494 just one year ago according to electric vehicle registration data by county available through DriveOhio’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Registration Dashboard. The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) is now seeking public comment on an Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan developed to anticipate the need for future infrastructure development projects to support projected growth in the adoption of these vehicles in our region.

The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Plan was developed to expand the electric vehicle charging infrastructure network to accommodate future demand and support economic development efforts related to travel and tourism. This plan includes an overview of existing conditions, an assessment of needs, and an implementation strategy for EV infrastructure deployment in the region.

Click here to review the draft plan.

The strategy identifies recommended sites for future public EV charging infrastructure and recommendations on policies and programs that can support EV deployment in the region. Questions or comments about the Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan should be directed to Stephanie Gilbert, Transportation Planning Coordinator, by email or by calling the office at 740-947-2853 before October 20, 2022, at 4:00 pm.  Additional comments will not be considered after this date/time.

OVRDC is the Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) serving Adams, Brown, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton counties.