02-10-22 | News

White House and US DoT Releases Toolkit for EV Charging Stations

Toolkit Was Made for Cities and Planners

The White House is planning to add 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the United States

The White House in conjunction with the US Department of Transportation released a free guide to assist rural communities with taking advantage of federal funding for electric vehicle charging stations. The guide, titled Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure, is designed to be used as a tool cities, planners, and other organizations to more effectively utilize the $7.5 billion allocated to building 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the United States. The toolkit is said to contain best practices for planning EV charging networks, tips about navigating the federal funding and financing.


"Drivers in rural areas often have the longest commutes and spend the most money on gas, which means big benefits from having access to electric cars and pickup trucks if they are affordable and easy to charge where they live and drive," said Secretary Pete Buttigieg. "The investments in the President's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for a national EV charging network are an important step toward ensuring that EVs aren't a luxury item and that everyone in America can benefit from clean transportation."


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