$51 Million to Improve EV Charging Experience and Build Future for All Americans to Ride and Drive Electric Announced

May 22, 2023

The Biden-Harris administration on Friday, May 19th, announced the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation’s $51 million Ride and Drive Electric funding opportunity to support the rapid transition to electrified transportation and catalyze private sector investments in clean transportation.

The administration also announced the launch of the National Charging Experience Consortium to accelerate rapid, on-the-ground solutions that ensure a reliable, equitable, and easy-to-use charging experience for all Americans.

Ride and Drive Electric Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Ride and Drive Electric funding opportunity will be administered by the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office), which was created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to leverage the combined expertise of the departments of Energy and Transportation to build out a national electric vehicle (EV) charging network that can build public confidence and fill gaps in rural, disadvantaged, and hard-to-reach locations.

The funding will advance the mission and vision of the Joint Office by:

  • Enhancing institutional capacity
  • Encouraging holistic approaches
  • Fostering inclusive and equitable outcomes
  • Ensuring a reliable and consistent consumer experience.

Read more about the Ride and Drive Electric funding opportunity on DriveElectric.gov.