EV Acceleration Challenge – CleanTechnica

As part of President Biden’s goal of having 50% of all new vehicle sales be electric by 2030, the White House is issuing a call to action to all stakeholders in the private and public sectors, including advocacy and community groups, to dedicate resources and make independent commitments in order to actively support this historic transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

We encourage your organization to share details about any new or not yet publicly announced commitments your organization is making in support of America’s EV transition. We will highlight submissions on a rolling basis starting with submissions received by Friday, March 24th. The EV Acceleration Challenge is focused on four primary categories:

  • Tools and Resources: Develop tools or interactive resources that will help consumers, businesses, or state, regional, Tribal, or local governments understand and access EV incentives, and make informed new and used car-buying decisions that consider electric options.
  • Consumer Education and Support: Increase awareness among the public, and especially among groups with currently low rates of EV adoption, about how EVs work and the benefits they offer.
  • EV Fleet Expansion: Increase EV penetration in public and private fleets.
  • Community Charging: Expand access to EV charging in commercial and multifamily settings.

Organizations large and small can make a commitment, including: automakers and suppliers, technology companies, advertising and marketing companies, retail property owners, non-profit organizations, philanthropic organizations, trade associations, state/local/territory/Tribal governments, schools and universities, community-based and neighborhood organizations.

Examples of potential commitments include, but are not limited to:

Commitment 1: Tools and Resources

  • A consumer vehicle information website commits to integrating EV or incentive eligibility information into a car comparison tool.
  • A nonprofit organization commits to developing a tool to predict EV charging demand for states or businesses.
  • A car dealer commits to developing a tool that helps a consumer compare new and used vehicles in ways that factor in applicable EV incentives.

Commitment 2: Consumer Education and Support

  • An environmental organization commits to educating its 5 million members about benefits of EVs and availability of incentives.
  • A rideshare company commits to promote EVs options to riders.
  • A company commits to supporting EV commuters with charging infrastructure and incentivizing workers to commute via EV.

Commitment 3: EV Fleet Expansion

  • A state plans to purchase an additional 500 electric vehicles in 2023.
  • A company commits to transitioning its fleet to 100% EVs by 2030.

Commitment 4: Community Charging

  • A university commits to tripling its public L2 charging stations by 2030.
  • A trade association sets an industry goal to improve access to L2 vehicle charging at multifamily housing within underserved communities.

Join the Challenge Here!

Courtesy of The White House.

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