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The White House on Monday unveiled an EV Charging Action Plan that sketches out how federal agencies will coordinate on the development of a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers.
The action plan establishes a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, coordinated by the Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation, aiming to provide stakeholders with a harmonized approach and single point of contact for charging resources.
The new joint office will be critical to facilitating a smooth and equitable rollout of taxpayer funded infrastructure, said EV advocates. “Too often, localities and other stakeholders can’t easily access federal funding because of difficult grant application processes,” Zero Emission Transportation Association spokesman Daniel Zotos said in an email.