Partnership Opportunities for EV Infrastructure
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 EV charging projects, as well as those partners specific to micromobility- and transit-related charging infrastructure:
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
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 EV infrastructure project and transportation planning agencies, including Tribal Planning and Development offices or departments, that can help align EV charging projects with broader transportation planning efforts and available funding.
Electric utilities including Tribal utilities, are a critical partner in planning for EV infrastructure. In addition to providing technical advice on connecting EV chargers to the local electric grid, they are often active long-term partners, taking ownership of some or all aspects of EV charging installations. For larger installations, the electric utility is an essential partner to ensure an adequate supply of electricity to these sites through transmission and distribution analysis and upgrades.
Charging networks can own, operate, and maintain charging stations and provide technical expertise on charger technologies.
Site hosts—including tourism destinations, local businesses, transportation facilities, workplaces, and Tribal, municipal and community sites—can lead EV infrastructure projects or be important partners for entities that wish to install EV chargers but lack dedicated space.