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Partnership Opportunities for EV Infrastructure

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From providing technical expertise to convening local stakeholders to hosting charging stations, partners play a key role in most EV charging projects.

Select the linked sections below to learn more about the following key partners that can assist rural entities in planning, funding, and implementing electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE): 

Statewide and Multistate Partners

Statewide and multistate partners, including organizations planning for EV corridors, State environmental, energy, and transportation agencies, and multistate initiatives working on climate change and electric vehicles, can help identify key stakeholders and provide technical assistance or funding. Tribes and Tribal organizations working on climate change and transportation can identify stakeholders who are working to improve their infrastructure and provide technical assistance or funding.

Local and Regional Planning Partners

Local and regional planning partners include Clean Cities coalitions that can help rural entities get started on an EVSE project and transportation planning agencies that can help align EVSE projects with broader transportation planning efforts and available funding.

Electric Utilities

Electric utilities are a critical partner in planning for EV infrastructure. In addition to providing technical advice on connecting EVSE to the local electric grid, they are often active long-term partners, taking ownership of some or all aspects of EVSE installations. 

Charging Networks

Charging networks can own, operate, and maintain charging stations and provide technical expertise on charger technologies.

Site Hosts

Site hosts—including tourism destinations, local businesses, transportation facilities, and municipal and community sites—can lead EVSE projects or be important partners for entities that wish to implement EVSE but lack dedicated space.

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Last updated: Wednesday, February 2, 2022