U.S. DOE Workplace Charging Ambassador

U.S. DOE Workplace Charging Ambassador

The expansion of workplace charging has great potential to increase plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption.  It also adds convenience, extends range and increases zero-emission miles traveled.  Since the launch in 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) supports the deployment of infrastructure through its Workplace Charging Challenge, calling for a commitment for employers to install charging at work.  Program ambassadors support and facilitate expansion of the workplace charging network.

The U.S. DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge:

  • Launched in January 2013 as a part of the U.S. DOE’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, which focuses on the U.S. becoming the first nation to produce affordable PEVs to the average American. 
  • Seeks to increase workplace charging by American employers by a factor of ten in the next 5 years. 
  • Has over 50 employer commitments nationwide that will increase worksite PEV charging. 

The U.S. DOE has designated the PEV Collaborative as a Workplace Charging Challenge Ambassador to promote and facilitate PEV charging at work. As an ambassador, the PEV Collaborative bridges gaps and creates a forum for stakeholders to convene, collaborate and communicate on key PEV issues such as worksite charging. The PEV Collaborative encourages this by sharing case studies and best practices for successful workplace charging programs. 

The PEV Collaborative has published a report and three guides to educate employers and employees about the benefits of charging at work. DRIVE THE DREAM, a signature PEV Collaborative event that took place on September 16, 2013, brought together 40 Fortune 500 executives who made substantial investment and commitment to workplace charging in California. The U.S DOE co-sponsored DRIVE THE DREAM, which resulted in corporate commitments of 2,033 chargers and 1,509 PEVs by September 2014. The PEV Collaborative supports the Workplace Charging Challenge with the goal of strengthening the PEV market for a better environment. 

  • To learn more about the Workplace Charging Challenge, click HERE.
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  • To access the workplace charging report and guides, click HERE
  • To learn more about DRIVE THE DREAM click HERE.