2.4 Seek out and define PEV priorities with diverse, cross-sectoral stakeholders
Reason for action
After Action 1.1 Learn about PEVs from other PEV stakeholders, the DOT can begin to coordinate concrete actions with other stakeholders. This action involves not just meeting with other stakeholders, but also involves creating and capturing synergies in areas where the DOT may not have previous experience (e.g., working with trade association that promote clean technology). Coordinating with other stakeholders can strengthen a DOT’s individual PEV efforts and help improve the overall success of PEV deployment. Spotlight: The California PEV Collaborative is a leading in-state PEV deployment groups that features a diverse range of stakeholders.
Implementing the action
- Build relationships and familiarity with other PEV stakeholders and their actions. PEV stakeholders must be able to trust one another when working together. Relationships can start off with aiding one another with research requests and gradually build up to implementing large initiatives such as charging infrastructure build-out. Examples of collaborative work include:
- Working on education campaigns with other agencies and private entities to determine the most effective messaging.
- Encouraging coordination leads to greater success in other Actor and Leader actions.
- Action 2.16: Communicate with private entities, other agencies, and local municipalities to maximize charging network effectiveness
- Encourage stakeholders to advance one another’s work. People working in different sectors have different networks. Leveraging relationships for access to a wider stakeholder network can advance PEV work to a large degree. A DOT may not know of different contractors and rates for building charging stations, but building a relationship with regional/local agencies and automakers might allow access and communication with major charging network providers.
- Action 3.6 Create PEV guidance for local governments/districts. If the DOT wishes to promote standardized signage, doing so through multiple points may increase success, from getting a dealership or automaker to know of this need to getting charging station providers to educate local municipalities.
Stakeholders know what other group members are doing, and can take opportunities to advance both individual work and the work of all stakeholders. Aligning actions saves time and money by having partners do work that one agency would have to do otherwise.