The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation provides technical assistance on planning and implementation of a national network of electric vehicle chargers and zero-emission fueling infrastructure as well as zero-emission transit and school buses. Initially, the Joint Office will work with states and key stakeholders to build capacity for electric vehicles, plan for charging infrastructure, and implement approved state plans. Additional support is provided for deploying electric school buses and electric transit buses.
Use these resources for building a state plan:
- Guidance for states from the Federal Highway Administration
- State plan template recommended for developing a plan
- Exception template for requesting discretionary exceptions from the requirements
- Notice of proposed rulemaking for NEVI minimum standards
- Frequently asked questions about the NEVI program
- State NEVI planning websites on the Alternative Fuels Data Center
The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over 5 years (fiscal years 2022 – 2026) to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission models. The Joint Office provides technical assistance to school districts to plan for and deploy clean school buses.
The Federal Transit Administration's Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle Program provides $5.6 billion over 5 years (2022 – 2026) to help modernize bus fleets and bus facilities across the country, focused on helping transit agencies purchase or lease low- or no-emission vehicles and necessary charging or fueling infrastructure. Entities currently receiving Low-No funds, planning to apply for Low-No funds, or using other FTA program funds for clean buses can contact the Joint Office for technical assistance to plan for and deploy clean transit buses.
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BIL signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021. The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program is established.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published the Request for Nominations for the 6th round of AFC designations. State departments of transportation (DOTs) review existing AFCs and nominate additional routes, prioritizing the Interstate Highway System, to support a national EV charging network by May 13, 2022.
FHWA released guidance for the NEVI Formula Program within 90 days of enactment of the BIL.
FHWA publishes proposed regulations for minimum standards and requirements for the NEVI Formula Program.
State DOTs submit their EV infrastructure deployment plans to the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation not later than Aug. 1, 2022.
FHWA approves plans or notifies state DOTs if changes are needed not later than Sept. 30, 2022.
If approved, state DOTs deploy EV charging infrastructure through the use of NEVI Formula Program funds.