States Need to Get Ready for EV Infrastructure Dollars

Posted by Ryan Gallentine on Feb 3, 2022 10:30:00 AM

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An historic investment of $7.5 billion in federal funds for EV charging is on its way, headed for the states. This federal funding, from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed by Congress and signed into law in November, will make it easier for state and local policymakers across America to accelerate the electric transportation transition and meet emissions reductions goals they have set for themselves. It will also pave the way for further growth of the more than 15,000 EV-related businesses in the U.S., with tens of thousands of Americans relying on the electric transportation industry for their livelihood. The time is now for states to set themselves up to make the most of this opportunity.

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Advanced Transportation, Manufacturing and Infrastructure

Florida Legislators Hear About Jobs and EVs from AEE

Posted by Ebo Entsuah on Jan 12, 2022 11:00:00 AM

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This week, Florida’s legislature returns to Tallahassee for the 2022 session, but work advocating for advanced energy among state policymakers has already been underway for several weeks. 

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation

AEE's Staff Favorites of 2021

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Dec 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

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Whether its electric vehicles, battery storage, or better transmission, AEE is all about advocating for — and writing about — the full suite of advanced energy technologies. With our offices closed to celebrate the holidays and refresh for the New Year, we're looking back on some of our staff favorite blogs from 2021:
 
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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Regulatory, Advanced Transportation

Infrastructure Act Funding for School Bus Electrification Will Have Economic Impact

Posted by Ryan Gallentine on Dec 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM

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What electric school buses do for air quality is well known. Swapping diesel buses for electric buses eliminates these vehicles as sources of local air pollution, which affects the schoolchildren who ride them every day as well as the communities they travel through. But investing in electric school buses also contributes to the economy. With the funding for school bus electrification provided in the recently passed infrastructure billthat economic boost is on the way. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Advanced Transportation, Economic Impact

Price, Size, Range: Finding an EV for me – or them

Posted by Bob Keough on Oct 18, 2021 1:00:00 PM

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We all know that electric vehicles (EVs) are the future, and they’re here today. They’re quicker, quieter, and cheaper to own than old-fashioned gas-powered cars. But the market for EVs is still evolving, with a limited number of models available (though more on the way). And vehicular travel is still built around gas guzzlers and gas stations. In the world of today, how do you find an EV that’s right for you? Even worse – how do you advise someone else about what EV might be right for them? Faced with that dilemma, one of my colleagues took to AEE’s transportation-oriented Slack channel for guidance. Here is the chat that ensued.

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Topics: Advanced Transportation