Electric Vehicles in Kentucky

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the way of the future and our state is at the center of the revolution. Kentucky will soon be home to several of the largest EV battery manufacturing facilities in the nation. With this investment comes thousands of high-paying jobs, numerous supporting businesses and new business opportunities for Kentuckians.  

Kentuckians are also beginning to purchase EVs. The EV market share of all Kentucky vehicle sales in the first half of 2022 was four times the market share of three years ago. This extraordinary growth is expected to continue, with the EV share of the market predicted to reach 20% by the end of the decade. This means that in less than 10 years, 1 out of every 5 vehicles purchased in Kentucky will be electric.  

Kentucky’s EV Vision

Kentucky’s vision is for a reliable, accessible, convenient, and affordable EV charging network that supports transportation choices, energy diversification, economic development, and environmental sustainability for all Kentuckians.

EV Charging Program

The Infrastructure Deployment Plan provides a roadmap to help Kentucky build an equitable and reliable long-distance EV network across and outside the state. The Plan follows National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program funding guidance that focuses on building fast chargers on Alternative Fuel Corridors. Robust stakeholder input and thorough technical and policy analysis shaped the Plan. Submitted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Energy and Environment Cabinet, the Plan was approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S Department of Energy (Joint Office) in mid-September, securing nearly $70 million in total federal funds, with the first $25 million available immediately.

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EV Basics

Learn more about types of electric vehicles, EV charging options, EV benefits, EV costs, and the broader electric vehicle transformation.


Charging Locations

Not sure where to charge your new electric vehicle? Find resources to help locate EV charging stations by region and type. Please visit the page to learn more.



Economic Development

Discover what’s next for Kentucky with economic development across the EV landscape. From jobs to automotive industry sales and registration projections, discover what’s in store for Kentucky charging ahead.

“Kentucky was already a leader in automotive production and now has become the EV battery production capital of the United States”

- Gov. Andy Beshear -