Electric Vehicle Working Group (EVWG)
The Secretaries of Transportation and Energy must jointly establish an EVWG to make recommendations regarding the development, adoption, and integration of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs) into the transportation and energy system of the United States. The EVWG will be comprised of 25 members from federal agencies, the automotive industry, the energy industry, state and local governments, labor organizations, and the property development industry. The EVWG will produce three reports describing the status of EV adoption, including barriers and opportunities to scale up EV adoption, and recommendations for EV issues including EV charging station needs, manufacturing and battery costs, EV adoption for low- and moderate-income individuals and underserved communities, and EV charging station permitting and regulatory issues. The first report must be submitted within 18 months of the EVWG establishment, and the second and third reports each two years thereafter. Based on the EVWG reports, the Secretaries of Transportation and Energy must jointly develop, maintain, and update an EV strategy that includes how the federal, state, and local governments, and industry can establish quantitative transportation electrification targets, overcome barriers, provide public EV education and awareness, identify areas of opportunity in research and development to lower EV cost and increase performance, and expand EV charging station deployment. The Secretaries and the Working Group will use existing federal resources such as the Alternative Fuels Data Center, the Energy Efficient Mobility Systems program, and the Clean Cities Coalition Network. The EVWG was established on June 8, 2022, and will terminate upon the submission of the third and final report. For more information, see the EVWG website.