Deploy Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): The BIL invests in the deployment of a national network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers as one of many important ways that the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Energy (DOE) and their newly formed Joint Office of Energy and Transportation are addressing the climate crisis. All three entities will support building a national network of electric vehicle chargers towards 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:
- Issue a set of minimum standards and requirements for all EV chargers deployed under Title 23 generally, and the “National EV Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program” specifically, to ensure a convenient, affordable, reliable, and equitable EV charging network
- Facilitate 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
- Distribute formula funds through the “National EV Infrastructure Formula Program” and awarding competitive grants under the NEVI Discretionary Grant Program to eligible entities following the timeline specified in the BIL
- Launch a federal EV Advisory Committee
- Provide technical assistance to school districts and transit operators deploying electric school and transit buses under BIL programs; and
- Increase the number of public EV charging ports to 160,000 by the end of calendar year 2023 (Dec. 31).