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April 20, 2020
2020 EV Hub User Survey Now Available
Source: EV Hub
We are always looking for ways to enhance your experience on the EV Hub and connect you with the data and insights you need to facilitate your work in the world of transportation electrification. In 2019, we added content ranging from global private investment to state legislation tracking as well as data stories to provide deeper analysis into the material available in our data dashboards.

In an effort to help us stay resilient in this time of upheaval, we want to hear from you on what’s working and what you would like to see on the Hub. This will help us identify the most important pieces of the Hub for you and opportunities to improve content across the platform.

We would appreciate if you took the time to fill our 2020 User Survey. This should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete.  

The EV sector has evolved quickly throughout the last decade, and this trend continues amidst the COVID-19 crisis. While some projects in both the EV and charging sectors are on hold as public and private entities grapple with the impacts of the pandemic, stakeholders remain committed to advancing transportation electrification throughout the United States. This year, electric utilities have been approved to invest more than $60 million in transportation electrification efforts. The most recent approval was received by Dominion Energy in Virginia for a $21 million program to install 425 Level 2 and 34 DC fast charging stations in late March. State governments continue to lead on EV policy and Washington made recent news when state policymakers moved towards joining the ZEV program in March. States have already awarded more than $46 million for EVs and EV charging through the VW Settlement in 2020, representing 66 percent of the total awards for the year.

It is too early to predict the long term impacts the pandemic will have on the U.S. EV industry, but there is a lot we can do in the meantime to enhance the ways we track trends and follow developments. We also want to know how we can improve the way we connect you with all of the content on the EV Hub.

With nearly 900 active users working to advance transportation electrification, we are committed to covering as wide a range of these topics as possible to accommodate our diverse audience. Your responses will help us make it easier for you to access the information you need to do your work, an effort that is especially important in a situation when resources and time are stretched thin. Together, we can make sure we all stay resilient in this time and are well positioned to advance our work when the dust settles.
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EV Hub News

NYSERDA Adds $5 million to the Charge Ready NY Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has added $5 million to the Charge Ready NY program which offers $4,000 rebates to public and private organizations that install Level 2 EV charging stations at public parking facilities, workplaces, and multifamily apartment buildings. This announcement brings the program’s total budget to $12 million. Since launching in September 2018, the program has supported more than 1,800 charging ports, of which over 1,000 have already been installed. Read More Here

National Grid and Oregon DOT Seeking Vendors for EV Charging Programs

In Massachusetts, the electric utility National Grid in Massachusetts has issued an RFI in order to execute residential off-peak charging rebate program. The survey seeks vendors that could provide charging data from varying technologies. The Off-Peak Rebate will pay customers a fixed per-kWh rate for charging their EV during the hours of 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The survey will be open until February 28th and an RFP will be issued afterwards. 

In Oregon, the Department of Transportation is hosting a pre-proposal webinar to provide an overview of a new funding opportunity. Public agencies in the state are providing funding to upgrade and enhance Oregon’s network of 44 charging stations available as a part of the West Coast Electric Highway Initiative with new, dual-protocol, DC fast charging capability. The upgrades will allow fast charging using CHAdeMO or CCS connectors at each of the 44 sites. The pre-proposal webinar will be held on April 20th at 10:30 a.m. PST. Read More Here

2020 Federal Low or No Emission Program Funding Available

On January 17, 2020, the Federal Transit Adminsitration (FTA) announced the opening of the 2020 Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program. Under this cycle. approximately $130 million will be available for transit agencies in all states to go towards the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities.

The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to State and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities. Since 2015, the Low-No Program has awarded almost $350 million for ZEV transit buses and supporting equipment. This year’s allocation will be the largest amount of yearly funding to date. Proposals are due by March 17, 2020. Read More Here

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Below are current job openings in transportation electrification: If you have a job posting you would like to share with EV Hub users, please send them to us in an email at
Upcoming Events

Through the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge, cities are doubling down on their efforts to increase their focus on newer strategies like transportation electrification. 

Erin Galiger, Program Manager at ForthMike Salisbury, Transportation Energy Lead at the City of DenverDory Larsen, EV Program Coordinator at Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Carla Walker, Climate Advisor, City of Cincinnati at Natural Resources Defense Council will highlight the unique roles cities play in advancing transportation electrification. Read more here.

April 21 @ 10am PDT

This webinar will focus on what transportation solutions are available to combat these trying times. Panelists will discuss what strategies states, cities, transit agencies, TNCs and others are taking to address COVID-19. The session will begin by introducing some insights into suspected changes in travel behavior, and continue with a discussion about how we can plan for a future that will enable climate resilient and equitable communities. There will be a Q&A following the presentation. Read more here.

April 27 @ 3pm PDT

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