Updated Rural EV Infrastructure Toolkit, Available Now!

May 8, 2023

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released an update to the Rural Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Toolkit, titled Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure. This much-anticipated update includes new information from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act along with greater focus on Tribal communities and expanded content on electric transit, micromobility, and accessible design. First published in February 2022, the Rural EV Infrastructure Toolkit serves as a one-stop shop to help rural stakeholders scope, plan, and fund EV charging infrastructure. It is designed for rural residents and communities that are interested in EV infrastructure but unsure of where to begin or who to talk to, and includes detailed information on:

  • Electric Mobility Basics
  • Benefits & Challenges of Rural Electrification
  • Partnership Opportunities
  • EV Infrastructure Planning
  • EV Infrastructure Funding & Financing
  • Resources & Tools
  • Environmental Statutes & Executive Orders

Additional links for EV charging infrastructure:

Other helpful resources: 

The Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative aims to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure by disseminating resources on its website and providing technical assistance. If you want to learn more about ROUTES, or how it can help your community, you can reach the ROUTES team at rural@dot.gov.