Biden-Harris Administration Announces Next Steps for Building a National Network of EV Charging

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Joint Office of Energy and Transportation Update

February 15, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Next Steps for Building a National Network of EV Charging

Today the Biden-Harris administration announced the latest actions that will empower states to take the next steps toward building a national network of EV charging that is convenient, accessible, and equitable. States now have access to the final minimum standards for federally funded EV infrastructure, as well as the Build America, Buy America implementation plan for EV charging equipment.

The final minimum standards and Build America, Buy America plan provide all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico with every tool needed to build EV charging stations pursuant to their approved state charging plans developed under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program.

The administration also announced that cities, towns, tribes, and states will soon be able to apply for competitive grants to build EV charging stations in communities across the country. The first round of funding will open soon and make $700 million from fiscal years 2022 and 2023 available through the new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant program. This program was established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and provides $2.5 billion over five years to strategically deploying EV charging infrastructure and other fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.

The Joint Office will conduct outreach and continue to provide direct technical assistance to states and communities as they build EV charging infrastructure.

Joint Office Releases Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity for Ride and Drive Electric Research and Development Program

The Joint Office released a notice of intent to issue a funding opportunity for its Ride and Drive Electric research and development program. This program will help address discrete barriers toward realizing a convenient, accessible, and equitable EV charging network through focused investment in EV charging reliability, resiliency, equity, and workforce development. 

Department of Energy Announces Funding for Medium- and Heavy-Duty EV Charging and Hydrogen Corridor Infrastructure Projects

The Department of Energy announced $7.4 million in funding for seven projects to develop innovative medium- and heavy-duty EV charging and hydrogen corridor infrastructure plans serving millions of Americans across 23 states.

Private Sector Plays Key Role to Accelerate Buildout of National EV Charging Network

Actions taken by the federal government, including the latest announcements to support and accelerate progress toward meeting President Biden’s goal of building a national network of 500,000 EV chargers, serve as a catalyst for private investment in domestic EV charging. The combination of public and private investments will enable a future where everyone can ride and drive electric. The Joint Office summarized some of the major private sector investments announced in the last two years. If your company or organization made investments in EV charging manufacturing and/or the buildout of publicly accessible EV charging stations and you would like to bring that activity to the attention of the Joint Office, please contact us.

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