Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources - May 23, 2023
DOE Provides $187 Million to Accelerate Transportation Electrification
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new $99.5 million funding opportunity in addition to the selection of 45 projects totaling $87 million to advance production of next-generation electric vehicle (EV) technologies.
The funding will benefit projects in 18 states and Washington, D.C., and will accelerate the electrification of domestic transportation, advance more sustainable EV technologies, and educate consumers on the benefits of EV ownership and potential cost savings.
The new funding opportunity will support projects that improve EV charging infrastructure for underserved communities, develop EV batteries that use abundant materials, and support additional EV and charging education consumers.
These projects are expected to create EV charging solutions for those without home charging, develop clean energy plans for underserved communities, provide training to build the clean energy workforce, advance EV technologies and materials, and decarbonize off- and non-road vehicles.
“President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is the springboard for American workers and consumers to power the movement to eliminate transportation-related emissions and fight climate change,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm in a statement. “The selected projects reflect the Department’s commitment to advancing the clean transportation sector — from expanding convenient charging options, to growing the future workforce and developing the key technologies that will lead to our fully electrified transportation future.”