Electric Vehicles

Tomorrow’s Playbook: Electric Vehicles Initiative

Des Moines Area MPO staff is seeking your input as they develop an Electric Vehicle readiness workshop series for MPO members.

Your responses will help us:

  •  Identify emerging priorities
  •  Develop and prioritize workshop topics
  •  Identify additional partners

Please complete the Survey here: https://forms.office.com/r/2KX7JCH9Zn

If you have any questions, please contact:

Allison van Pelt (avanpelt@dmampo.org) or Zhi Chen (zchen@dmampo.org).

Iowa DOT Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan

Policy Toolkit for EV Deployment

Resources

EV Models and Fleet Options

Rebates and Incentives

MidAmerican Electric Vehicle Rebate

MidAmerican offers Iowa customers a rebate up to $500 towards the purchase or lease of a new Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Plug-in hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). Other qualifications apply, program ends January 31st, 2023.

Alternative Fuel Production Tax Credits

High Quality Jobs Program offers state tax incentives to business projects for the production of biomass and alternative fuels. A complied list of this program and other incentives, laws and regulations can be found on this page.

Fleet Conversion Process and Procurement

EV Chargers

Other EV Charging Resources

The Alternative Fuels Data Center provides a checklist for organizations considering installing EV charging infrastructure. The guide covers everything from equipment and installation costs to permitting and signage.

The Eastern Iowa Readiness Plan covers the benefits, barriers and best practices of EV charging at multifamily housing units.

The Electric Vehicle Council researched EV consumer behavior looking at owner demographics, where and when owners recharge, and how they interact with charging equipment and stations. The project report answers all of these questions and gives the public a deeper understanding of EV charging habits and trends.

EV Charging Station Locator

Funding

National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program

A five-year formula grant program meant to establish a national network of electric vehicle charging stations.

Dot Funding and Finance Programs EV Eligibilities

All eligibility determinations are facts specific. Limitations may apply.

EV Infrastructure

FHWA Approved Wayfinding Signage

Wayfinding signage displayed above helps EV drives locate and navigate to and from a charging station.

Station Signage

Station signage helps identify a charging station and helps communicate site policies

EV Ownership is Increasing

Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Plan

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin signed the REV Midwest memorandum of understanding in September 2021 to standardize regulations, accelerate fleet electrification and collaborate across the region.

Retrofitting

This resource from the Alternative Fuels Data Center covers the basics and major considerations of electric, plug-in and hybrid vehicle conversions.