The EMPOWER project aims to build upon the work of the U.S. DOE’s “EV Everywhere” Workplace Charging Challenge (WCC). The WCC program demonstrated that a national, scaled program can (1) drive employer interest in workplace EV charging, (2) grow overall support for EV charging, (3) build the availability of clean transportation commute options, and (4) spur significant private-sector engagement.
The EMPOWER workplace charging project aims to amplify these workplace charging opportunities through a coordinated and diverse multi-state effort that will enable partners across the nation to accelerate workplace charging program adoption, encourage plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption, and drive investment across many industries and communities.
Building upon the success and outputs of the WCC, the EMPOWER team and its partners will utilize and repurpose the best guidance and assets into a targeted engagement plan with the flexibility to involve a wide range of workplaces in diverse communities (e.g., corporate offices, airports, small businesses, universities, shopping centers). This plan and the entities involved are coordinated through a resource-based web platform, workplacecharging.com, that can broadly and specifically inform the needs of many organizations to take advantage of workplace charging benefits.