Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will establish 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 supply equipment (EVSE) 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 EVSE and hydrogen fueling infrastructure;
- Performance of a national and regionalized study of EVSE and hydrogen fueling infrastructure needs and deployment factors, to support grants for community resilience and electric vehicle (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 EVSE data maintained on the DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center's Alternative Fueling Station Locator and potential EVSE locations identified by eligible entities. For more information, see the Joint Office website.
(Reference Public Law 117-58)