Alternative Fuel Corridors
In accordance with 23 U.S.C. 151, FHWA has designated alternative fuel corridors to support installation of EV charging, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure at strategic locations along major national highways. This supports needed changes in the transportation sector that assists in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improves the mobility of passenger and commercial vehicles that employ these technologies across the United States. The FHWA has updated and redesignated the corridors on an annual basis by soliciting nominations from State and local officials. This recurring process responds to the rapidly evolving state of vehicle technology, increased market adoption, and installation of infrastructure related to the use of alternative fuels.
Alternative Fueling Station Locator
Find alternative fueling stations in Tennessee using the Alternative Fuel Station Locator tool. The tool is maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and is housed on the Alternative Fuels Data Center.
To view a catalog of alternative fueling stations by state, click here.
TN Alternative Fuel Corridor Maps
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.
The TDEC Office of Energy Programs (TDEC OEP) provides education, outreach, assistance, and funding for energy programs (including EVs and associated charging infrastructure) across the state. More info about the OEP can be found at www.tn.gov/environment/energy. They also have a page dedicated to EV and associated charging infrastructure resources, titled Transportation Electrification in Tennessee.
The Middle-West Tennessee and East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalitions (MWTCF and ETCF) are part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coalition Network. Their combined mission is to promote the use of cleaner fuels, vehicles, and energy-saving technologies to improve air quality, health, and economic independence for Tennessee. More info on the Coalitions can be found at www.tncleanfuels.org.
Tennessee is unique in that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a federally-owned corporation, provides electricity to approximately 99.7% of the electricity service territory in Tennessee. TVA is heavily involved in accelerating the adoption of EVs across the state. More info about TVA’s EV efforts can be found at www.energyright.com/ev. Background