The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the National Association of State Energy Officials, and the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation plan to host a webinar in September that provides guidance for the deployment, planning, and implementation of electric vehicle or EV charging infrastructure at the state level.
[Above photo by the Arizona DOT]
This is part of a broader effort by AASHTO, NASEO, and the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Energy to make EV charging station infrastructure investments in a strategic, coordinated, efficient, and equitable manner with public and private sector partners.
It also dovetails with a memorandum of understanding or MOU signed in February between AASHTO, NASEO, USDOT, and DOE to coordinate nationwide investment in EV infrastructure through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure or NEVI formula program, as well as other federal programs.
The webinar – held September 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time and open to state agencies and invited guests only – will review key objectives as well as next steps with the EV infrastructure initiative, inviting feedback from states on most-needed opportunities, tools, and resources as they implement their NEVI and other EV infrastructure plans. That includes:
- Providing opportunities for regional coordination and collaboration on EV infrastructure investment;
- Engaging with utilities and private-sector partners to identify challenges and opportunities; and
- Developing tools and resources for states to assist them with EV policy and program rollout.
Additionally, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico submitted EV infrastructure deployment plans to FHWA in August – plans required to unlock the first round of $5 billion in NEVI formula funding provided through the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA.