Deploy Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: The BIL invests in the deployment of a national network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers as one of many important ways to address the climate crisis across DOT, the Department of Energy (DOE) and their newly formed Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. All three entities will support building a national network of electric vehicle chargers. This is a new APG that supports the President’s BIL goal of installing 500,000 EV chargers.
By September 30, 2023, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation in conjunction with DOT and DOE will complete the following critical building blocks needed for the deployment of EV charging infrastructure by:
- Issuing a set of minimum standards and requirements for all EV chargers deployed under the BIL programs to ensure an affordable, reliable, accessible, and equitable EV charging network
- Facilitating the development and approval of State, Puerto Rico, and District of Columbia EV charging plans to establish a cohesive national EV charging network that covers all Interstates and designated highway corridors
- Distributing formula funds “National EV Infrastructure Formula Program” and awarding competitive grants under the Discretionary Grant Program for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure to eligible entities following the timeline specified in the BIL
- Launching a federal EV Advisory Committee
- Offering technical assistance to school districts and transit operators deploying electric school and transit buses under BIL programs.