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Find the latest news about the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation as well as updates on technical assistance, data, and tools to help states with deploying electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

  • Joint Office Signs MOU with AASHTO and NASEO

    Joint office signs MOU with AASHTO and NASEO

    Mar 1, 2022

    The Joint Office participated in a signing ceremony with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will enhance coordination between state energy offices and state departments of transportation. The MOU provides a framework for collaboration among national, regional, state, local, tribal, and private sector actors to build electric vehicle charging stations across the country.

  • DOT Issues Guidance for States

    parking space for electric vehicle

    Feb 10, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released guidance for state departments of transportation related to implementation of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The NEVI Formula Program will provide dedicated funding to states (appropriated by state) to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure and establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability. DOT also published the Request for Nominations for the 6th round of alternative fuel corridor designations.

  • DOT Releases Rural EV Toolkit

    Charging Forward

    Feb 2, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Transportation released a new, free resource to help rural communities across the country take full advantage of federal funding for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

    The guide, titled Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure, can help connect community members, towns, businesses, planning agencies, and others with partners needed for these projects.

  • Memorandum of Understanding Creates Joint Office

    Dec 14, 2021

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg signed a memorandum of understanding to create the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to support the deployment of $7.5 billion from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to build out a national electric vehicle charging network that can build public confidence, with a focus on filling gaps in rural, disadvantaged, and hard-to-reach locations.