Partners and stakeholders from rural communities across the country joined the Electrification Coalition and the U.S. Department of Transportation on Feb. 3, 2022, for a discussion on the wide-ranging benefits of electric vehicles and opportunities for deployment.
Electric vehicles offer many benefits for rural communities, including economic development opportunities, financial savings for consumers and fleets, reduced emissions, and freedom from volatile global oil markets. EV technology has improved dramatically in recent years, resulting in new vehicles that can meet the needs of rural drivers. As our transportation system undergoes this transformation, rural communities need to be equipped with the facts, resources, and tools for success.
The event included remarks from
- Robert Hyman, Transportation Policy Analyst, Office of the Under Secretary of Transportation Policy, U.S. DOT
- Katherine Stainken, Sr. Policy Director, Electrification Coalition
- Michael Wurzel, Sustainability Coordinator, Summit County, Colo.
- Matt Nelson, Director of Government Affairs, Electrify America.
Resources From the Webinar
- “EVs in Rural Communities: Moving beyond the urban setting to advance transportation electrification,” a guidebook from the Electrification Coalition
- “Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure,” a guide from U.S. DOT
- Charging Forward, slide deck from Robert Hyman, Transportation Policy Analyst, Office of the Under Secretary of Transportation Policy, U.S. DOT
- U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, an interagency office created to support the deployment of zero-emission, convenient, accessible, equitable transportation infrastructure.