Federal Highway Administration Begins Developing Guidance for Deploying Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

On November 29, 2021, the Federal Highway Administration published a request for information to assist the agency in developing guidance for deploying electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The guidance follows from the recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which directs the Department of Transportation to develop guidance for two programs: 1) a program providing funding to States to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and 2) a discretionary grant program for charging and fueling infrastructure. In its request for information, the Federal Highway Administration states that it is especially interested in comments suggesting ways that the guidance could promote equity in the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure under these programs.

The Federal Highway Administration has stated that comments would be most useful if submitted before January 28, 2022.