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Interactive Playbook Helps Communities Plan for Transportation Electrification

April 4, 2024

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As federal funding awards and opportunities gain momentum across the nation, communities face a major undertaking—the deployment of clean transportation infrastructure. To help accelerate these efforts, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program, have launched the Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Playbook featuring interactive resources to assist with the planning and building of infrastructure that supports the transition to zero-emission transportation.

“Everyone deserves access to clean transportation, and we work with communities every day to advance EV charging infrastructure,” said Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. “The new Public Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Playbook takes the lessons we’ve learned from working with a diverse set of stakeholders and makes them widely available to help accelerate the shift to clean transportation in every community.”

Playbook resources help communities, planning organizations, local and state governments, Tribal Nations, and other decision makers navigate important considerations when planning and deploying EV charging infrastructure. The playbook is module-based and will be released in two phases. The first phase, which includes four modules, is available now. Each module includes guiding questions, videos, worksheets, and additional resources to drive local clean transportation progress. Modules can be followed in the order presented or can be used as standalone resources to help with specific priorities.

Available modules include:

  • Module 1: Developing EV Infrastructure Plans
    How to begin and work through the planning process for EV infrastructure.

  • Module 2: Engagement
    How to effectively engage community members and stakeholders around EV infrastructure plans in your community.

  • Module 3: Deployment Strategies and Site Identification
    How and where to deploy EV charging infrastructure.

  • Module 4: Costs, Funding, and Revenue
    How to determine potential costs of proposed EV charging infrastructure, as well as how to identify available funding sources.

About the Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Playbook

The Public EV Charging Infrastructure Playbook was adapted from resources developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and World Resources Institute as part of the C2C peer-learning cohorts on equitable and grid-friendly EV charging infrastructure deployment, and planning and funding for EV charging infrastructure deployment.

Stay tuned for the launch of phase two of the Public EV Charging Infrastructure Playbook, which will cover topics such as policies and incentives; zoning, codes, and permitting; fees and revenue; and procurement.

Technical Assistance for Communities

For communities needing support with planning for EV infrastructure deployment, the Joint Office provides free technical assistance. Contact the Joint Office at or email