The Electrification Coalition held a series of webinars in March 2022 to share the latest info on new federal funding programs for EVs and charging infrastructure. Speakers included representatives from the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, technical experts, industry partners, and EV insiders, who offered insights on how to take advantage of this historic funding opportunity.
Federal Funding Opportunities: Making Sense of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Get updates from the new Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, including newly released guidance for states on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for charging infrastructure and electric school buses. This webinar will include information on program eligibility, timing, and federal requirements.
- Steve Lommele, Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, Transportation Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Chris Bast, Director of EV Infrastructure Investments, Electrification Coalition
- Melissa Savage, Environment Program Director, American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials
- Stephanie Crawford, Senior Regulatory Manager, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Preparing Your City for Federal Funding
Speakers provide an overview of the EV and charging infrastructure funding provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, highlight opportunities for municipalities, and discuss how and when these funds will be distributed. The webinar offers guidance for cities to prepare to take advantage of the new funding and showcase available resources.
- Rachael Nealer, Interim Deputy Director, Joint Office of Energy and Transportation; Deputy Director for Transportation Technology and Policy, White House Council on Environmental Quality
- Matt Stephens-Rich, Senior Programs Manager, Electrification Coalition
- Harley Hubbard, Sustainable Transportation Manager, City of San Antonio, Tex.
- Julia Murphy, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, City of San Antonio, Tex.
Plugging In: Considerations at the Intersection of Electricity and Transportation Planning
As states and communities build their plans to deploy more than $5 billion in federal funds via the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program, the Electrification Coalition delves into key considerations on the ways in which electric grid and transportation network planning intersect, and explore avenues for scaling positive impacts. This discussion features experts in electric power, transportation, and EV charging, providing insights on key trends across the sector. We unpack best practices for leveraging EV charging infrastructure for community and economic benefits in rural and urban communities. By considering factors like capacity, permitting, and grid voltage, projects can be deployed successfully and at scale.
Additional Charging Infrastructure Resources
- Federal Electrification Funding: The Electrification Coalition is supporting stakeholders across the country to maximize federal funding for efficient, effective, and equitable deployment of electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
- Top 8 Takeaways from the Federal NEVI Guidance: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued program guidance on Feb. 10 for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, which will provide funding to states to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Check out our top eight takeaways for states and other stakeholders.
- U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation: DriveElectric.gov provides guidance and updates from the newly formed U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, which is administering the charging infrastructure programs in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
- Federal Funding Guidance for Cities: Resources and guidance for cities and other local governments to take advantage of federal funding opportunities for charging infrastructure and electric vehicles.
- Forth Roadmap Conference: The nation’s premier electric transportation conference, where leaders convene to transform how people and goods move. June 29-30, 2022, Portland, Ore.
- Advanced Clean Transportation Expo: North America’s largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event. May 9-12, 2022, Long Beach, Calif.