In June, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy and local utility company Nevada Energy announced the new Nevada Electric Highway Joint Initiative to promote electric vehicle transportation on U.S. Route 95, which connects Reno with Las Vegas.

Businesses and government entities along U.S. Route 95 or in close proximity are being asked to host charging stations. These sites will be chosen based on their cost-effectiveness, location and sustainability.

Once a charging station is approved it will feature one fast charger and two Level 2 EV chargers. The stations are scheduled to open by the end of the year. They will be joining a network of EV stations across the state.

According to a recent announcement from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, the joint initiative received funding from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program. It also stated that “EVs could play a key role in the future of sustainable transportation in Nevada.”