A coalition of Black and environmental justice groups are calling on Indiana regulators to build equity considerations into its plan to build out electric vehicle infrastructure. “The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission needs to ensure that the electric utility companies across Indiana are required to ensure that everyone has fair and equitable access to electric vehicle charging stations,” said Rev. David Greene — President of Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis. The state will receive $5 billion over five years from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program to implement its EV infrastructure plan, and the Indiana Alliance for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Economic Opportunities says that plan must serve Black and brown communities. “We call on [the Indiana Department of Transportation] to commit to placing EV charging stations and gear resiliency improvements in and on Black, racially, ethnically diverse communities and business-owned properties,” said Jorden Giger, founder of Black Lives Matter South Bend. That requires “the Utility Regulatory Commission to hold utility companies accountable to our communities as we are worthy of investment.” (WIBC, Indiana Public Broadcasting)