New Funding Enhances EV Charging Resiliency, Reliability, Equity, and Workforce Development
Jan. 19, 2024
The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation has made available $46.5 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for projects that bolster America’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The 30 projects across 16 states and Washington, D.C. will ensure convenient and efficient EV infrastructure for drivers; accelerate a resilient national EV charging network; grow the clean energy workforce; extend the benefits of clean transportation to rural, urban, and tribal communities; and validate real-world performance and reliability of high-power EV chargers.
The available funding will also address barriers to charging in multifamily housing facilities, explore new approaches to curbside charging in urban areas, promote seamless connections across modes through e-mobility hubs, and test new incentive structures to provide affordable public charging access.
“The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation is proud to fund these game-changing clean transportation projects in communities across the country,” said Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the Joint Office. “These investments ensure we can meet unique local needs, create good-paying jobs, innovate new business models, test products thoroughly, and work towards our goal of making it easy for everyone to ride and drive electric.”
The number of EVs on America’s roads has more than quadrupled since President Biden took office and these investments will be a crucial part of the Administration’s goal of building a national network of 500,000 public EV charging ports by 2030 and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.
A full list of the awards increasing charger reliability, advancing new business models for electrified shared mobility and fleet-based services, and supporting underserved communities through new jobs and training resources is available at driveelectric.gov.