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Technical Assistance Quick Resources

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation technical assistance team provides resources to help transportation stakeholders install electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The following resources are designed to help with planning and implementing a national network of EV chargers and zero-emission fueling infrastructure as well as zero-emission transit and school buses.

For detailed help or assistance with EV charging infrastructure, contact the Technical Assistance team.

SAE J3400 Charging Connector

J3400 connector

Learn how the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector is being standardized to become the openly available J3400 connector.

Cold Weather Impacts on Battery-Electric Transit Buses

May 2024

This help sheet explains how cold weather impacts electric transit buses and shares the Joint Office's recommended approaches for addressing the effects of cold weather and enhancing bus performance in low temperatures.

Cold Weather Impacts on Electric School Buses

February 2024

This help sheet explains how cold weather impacts electric school buses (ESBs) and shares the Joint Office's recommended approaches for greater energy draw, optimizing performance, and maximizing ESB range.

Community Engagement Tips for EV Infrastructure Deployment

July 2023

This help sheet provides tips for conducting community engagement to support electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure planning and deployment.

Hot Weather Impacts on Battery-Electric Transit Buses

May 2024

This help sheet explains how hot weather impacts electric transit buses and shares the Joint Office's recommended approaches for optimizing bus performance in high temperatures.

Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Playbook

April 2024

Read this guidebook to help plan and build public EV charging infrastructure in your community.

Public EV Charging Station Site Selection Checklist

October 2023

This checklist provides a high-level overview of key steps and resources to guide stakeholders through the electric vehicle charging station site selection process.

Quick Start to Electrifying Your School Bus Fleet

December 2023

School bus fleet managers can use this help sheet as a guide for fleet electrification.

Technical Assistance 101 – How Can the Joint Office Support You?

October 2023

This help sheet offers an overview of the free technical assistance available through the Joint Office on the planning, deployment, operation, and maintenance of a national network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, zero-emission fueling infrastructure, and zero-emission transit and school buses.

Technical Assistance Help Sheet: Electric Vehicle Charging Community Readiness

June 2023

This help sheet provides a summary of resources, tools, and publications designed to help communities prepare and plan for the expansion of EVs and charging infrastructure.