February 10, 2022 Press Release

Auto Innovators Statement on EV Charging Guidance and Joint Energy and Transportation Office

Statement Attributable to Auto Innovators President and CEO John Bozzella:

“The launch of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation and the release of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Guidance is an important step in releasing the $5 billion in federal funds to states for EV charging. This investment, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to jumpstart building a nationwide charging and refueling network for EVs. We will continue to work with the Administration, the new Joint Office, states, and other stakeholders so that the rollout of the national EV charging network is reliable, equitable, and meets the needs of current and future EV drivers.”

Additional Information on EV Charging Infrastructure:

Following the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Auto Innovators released Recommended Attributes for EV Charging Stations, which outline a comprehensive framework for federal and state-level investment planning and funding considerations to meet current and future needs of EVs. These recommendations are referenced in our comments to DOT’s RFI on the development of EV Charging Guidance.

Auto Innovators’ EV Infrastructure Guiding Principles focus on EV charging infrastructure investments and developments broadly, including legislative and utility-based processes and policies that will support more customers as they buy or lease EVs.

Auto Innovators’ EV Agenda outlines the importance of a comprehensive strategy to establish the U.S. as a leader in the next generation of clean transportation innovation.

The importance of EV infrastructure for a cleaner transportation future was highlighted in the September Future Driven Forum, Accelerating Electrification: Plugging Inas well as discussions throughout the November Autos2050® Transforming Mobility Summit.

Learn more about EV market data in Auto Innovators’ Get Connected Electric Vehicle Quarterly Report (2021 Q2, 2021 Q3).