Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) to study, plan, coordinate, and implement joint issues, including:

  • Technical assistance related to the deployment, operation, and maintenance of electric vehicle (EV) chargers and hydrogen fueling infrastructure, vehicle-to-grid integration, and related programs and policies;
  • Data sharing of installation, maintenance, and utilization to continue to inform the network build out of EV chargers and hydrogen fueling infrastructure;
  • Performance of a national and regionalized study of EV chargers and hydrogen fueling infrastructure needs and deployment factors, to support grants for community resilience and EV integration;
  • Development and deployment of training and certification programs;
  • Electric infrastructure and utility accommodation planning in transportation rights-of-ways; and,
  • Research, strategies, and actions to reduce transportation-related emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.

The Joint Office will create a public database that includes EV charger data maintained on the DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator and potential EV charger locations identified by eligible entities. For more information, see the Joint Office website.

(Reference Public Law 117-58 and 23 U.S. Code 151)

Jurisdiction: Federal

Type: Laws and Regulations

Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Enacted: Nov 15, 2021

Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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