Washington, D.C. – Today, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation announced it is accepting nominations for committee members that will make up the Federal Advisory Committee Act Electric Vehicle (EV) Working Group, which aims to make recommendations regarding EV development, adoption, and integration across the United States. The office seeks nominations for individuals representing EV manufacturers, labor organizations, public utilities and regulators, tribal governments, the trucking industry, and other groups.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law authorized the creation of the EV Working Group to make recommendations on a broad range of EV topics including how the federal, state, and local governments and industry can prepare the U.S. workforce for more EVs on the road; supporting U.S. competitiveness in EV charging and infrastructure; and ensuring sustainable EV integration into the electric grid.
“With broad representation from a diverse group of people with backgrounds in transportation, utilities, and from a diverse set of communities, and workforce representation, Americans can feel good about how we’re cleaning up the transportation sector,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “The EV Working Group will help the United States drive progress toward cheaper and more reliable transportation and create a future where all Americans can ride and drive electric.”
More drivers are embracing the economic and environmental benefits of EVs. The growing demand for all-electric vehicles and a secure and equitable national charging network will require strategic planning across all economic sectors. The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy recently proposed new standards to make charging EVs convenient, reliable, and affordable for Americans driving long distances.
An experienced, diverse, and highly skilled EV Working Group will ensure that EV and EV infrastructure growth, planning, and implementation strategies serve the needs of all Americans and address pressing energy justice imbalances in underserved and underrepresented communities.
The public nomination process for the EV Working Group will close on July 15, 2022. To submit a nomination, email the nominee’s resume to EVWG@ee.doe.gov. For more information visit the Joint Office website.