Buy America Waiver for Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Waiver of Buy America Requirements for EV Chargers in February 2023, which establishes a temporary waiver of Buy America requirements for EV charging stations. The waiver removes Buy America requirements under Federal Highway Administration regulations and the Build America, Buy America Act for the steel, iron, manufactured products, and construction materials in EV chargers. The Build America, Buy America Act was enacted by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Public Law 117-58), which was signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021. Beginning March 23, 2023, the waiver applies to all EV chargers manufactured before July 1, 2024, with final assembly in the United States. DOT will begin phasing out waivers in July 2024.

Previously, in August 2022, DOT issued a Notice of Proposed Waiver of Buy America Requirements for EV Chargers to gather comments on EV charger manufacturing and assembly processes to the United States the proposed waiver.

Jurisdiction: Federal

Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation

Enacted: Feb 21, 2023

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