PA6 – Dealer Engagement

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Each state initiative has or is developing an outreach plan to engage dealerships across their state (this work is mostly completed for DEUSA1 states; DEUSA2 project states are just beginning their formal dealership outreach planning). In many cases they engage the state’s auto dealer association, but sometimes also directly engage “low touch” Internet-based retailers that sell EVs, especially in portions of states still underserved by supportive dealers. Each state partnership has or is developing a “preferred” or “certified” EV dealer program. While this may be mostly focused on light-duty EV dealerships, the initiatives should strive to include medium- and heavy-duty EV dealerships in their states as fleets in our states need to learn about and receive connections to such dealerships for larger-EV fleet purchasing opportunities.

What we have provided below are links to state’s maps or listings of “preferred” or “certified” partner EV dealers in their states (the small white cars are those links!).

Full-color states are part of the DEUSA1 project and have completed nearly all their dealership work. The striped gray states have just begun their DEUSA2 journey and will be further engaging dealerships across their states in 2024 and 2025.

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