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U.S. Department of Transportation to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging for Employees

Dec. 2, 2015

A photo of two silver electric vehicles charging.

Over the next decade, the federal agency plans to add 500 charging stations at its buildings nationwide.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently became the first federal agency to join the U.S. Department of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge (WPCC). So far, more than 250 other U.S. employers have signed on to the Challenge in an effort to provide more plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging sites for employees to use while at work.

The DOT's decision to provide charging access to the federal government's workforce underscores its ongoing commitment to leadership in sustainable and innovative transportation alternatives. Participating in the WPCC is part of the DOT's effort to launch a comprehensive workplace charging program and will help the agency achieve its goal of providing 500 charging units by 2025.

In 2015, the WPCC continued to expand its reach by supporting the installation of new charging stations at more than 440 worksites. These charging stations are accessible to nearly one million employees. To learn more about the WPCC and how the initiative supports employers' workplace charging programs, see the latest report, Workplace Charging Challenge Mid-Program Review: Employees Plug In.

The WPCC and EV Everywhere Grand Challenge are supported by the Vehicle Technologies Office in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

  • Kendall Septon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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