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Baker Donelson's Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Team is well-versed in the issues that arise with the design, production, finance and distribution of goods within the EV sector.

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Baker Donelson's EV and Infrastructure Team Guides Clients Through the EV Ecosystem


As governments around the world implement policies to reach carbon neutral goals and fuel economy standards, the electric vehicle (EV) landscape is quickly evolving. With the increase in market demand, both U.S. and non-U.S. manufacturers and suppliers to the EV industry sector rely on experienced legal counsel.

Baker Donelson's Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Team (EVI) is well-versed in the issues that arise with the design, production, finance and distribution of goods within the EV sector. Our EVI attorneys guide clients through the multitude of federal and state rules and regulations that may impact EV distribution, battery storage, vehicle charging and infrastructure, and sustainable management of the entire EV life cycle to assure environmental and safety compliance at the state and federal level.

As a full-service law firm, we support EV manufacturers and suppliers, including software technology and charging system providers, in all legal and business matters such as major transactions, technology, project financing, construction, regulatory, employment, IP, product liability, privacy and data security issues.

Together our energy attorneys, both renewables and traditional energy, along with our attorneys and policy advisors who work with manufacturers, help clients with the transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. A significant amount of recently enacted government incentives offer opportunities for the electric vehicle sector. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021 will allocate $7.5 billion for EV infrastructure nationally, while the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, will provide consumers with $14 billion in new tax credits for the purchase of electric vehicles and provide EV manufacturers with billions in tax and grant incentives. States and local governments have also put in place significant incentives. Our lawyers and policy advisors assist clients in the EV sector gain access to appropriate tax and grant programs.

Our footprint is situated in the heart of the Southeast's automotive manufacturing industry. Our clients benefit from our experience representing manufacturers, landowners, governments, energy sources and investors focused on growing this specialized sect of the auto industry.

Our full-service approach to the EV sector allows us to serve our clients anywhere they are within the spectrum of operations; whether it be with ongoing operations or entering new markets (including foreign direct investment) or expanding existing operations.

Service Areas

  • Corporate
  • Technology contracts and agreements
  • Commercial contracts
  • Construction
  • Data use, protection, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Economic and government incentives
  • Environmental issues
  • Government relations and public policy
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade and national security
  • Labor and employment
  • Litigation and appeals
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate transactions
  • Tax

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