Summary: These bills would direct DOE to assess and report on the state of, challenges to, and opportunities for greater deployment of EV charging infrastructure in disadvantaged and underserved communities. The bills would also authorize a $60 million competitive grant program, the “EV Charging Equity Program,” to increase deployment and accessibility of EV charging infrastructure in those communities.
- Sponsor(s): Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY-9), Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
- Policy Pillar: National Charging Initiative
- ZETA Policy Recommendation: Create DOE/DOT State EVSE Assistance Program
- ZETA Policy Recommendation: Prioritize Transportation Infrastructure & Air Quality