Standards for EV Charging Infrastructure, Medium- and Heavy-Duty Planning, and New Private Sector Announcements
Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
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WASHINGTON—Today, major announcements from the White House, Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Energy (DOE), Joint Office, and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are collectively enabling the build-out of a nationwide network of EV charging stations. Most importantly, the DOT and DOE released comprehensive standards for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure funded under Title 23 programs, which includes the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program.
Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka responded:
“Oil’s monopoly on our transportation systems has led to significant national and economic security risks and impacts to our public health and climate. Transportation electrification is the best scalable alternative, and the U.S. must continue accelerating the electrification of all sectors. Implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act created critical investments to ensure we manufacture, assemble, and drive electric in the U.S.
“The standards released jointly by the DOT and DOE today reinforce that EVs are the now and future of transportation, and now every driver of an EV can confidently hit the open road. These standards will ensure that stations are visible and reliable, power levels are sufficient for quick charging, prices are transparent, and payment methods are simple. We applaud the agencies for releasing these standards after sifting through hundreds of thousands of comments.
“The FHWA also announced further details on its Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) discretionary grant program, which will make available more than $2.5 billion for EV charging stations across the country. This creates the opportunity to build a national charging network in communities and provide critical access to disadvantaged communities.
“In addition, the FHWA finalized plans for the Build America, Buy America Act, applicable to federally funded EV charging stations. The EC supports building a robust and reliable American supply chain as we transition to electric fuel.
”These standards will also support the growth of the medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) EV sector. The electrification of fleets is occurring rapidly, and we applaud the DOE for awarding seven projects a total of $7.4 million for MHD EV charging along corridors.
“Finally, the EC applauds the private sector commitments and announcements to add 100,000 additional charging stations, including the opening of a portion of the Tesla Supercharger network, charging hubs for rideshare and taxi drivers by bp pulse and Hertz, EV charging stations at travel centers and plazas by Pilot Company, General Motors, and EVgo, and the Electrify America project that will deliver clean renewable energy to more than 800 DC fast charging stations. These commitments further demonstrate that the future of transportation is electric.
“The EC helps states, cities, local governments, fleets and more go electric. Visit electrificationcoalition.org for helpful tools and resources, including our new EV Funding Finder, the AchiEVe Policy Toolkit, and much more.
“Today’s announcements mark an important milestone on the road to transportation electrification and our improved national security. Soon, all Americans will be able to get their power fix on Route 66!”
About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. electrificationcoalition.org