Leadership REGIONAL 28 Diverse energy resources concentrated along the U.S. and Canadian Rocky Mountains and northern plains offer a wealth of energy solutions. INL works to build multidisciplinary research partnerships because regional engagement provides a foundation for advancing development of these resources. Helping EVs traverse the West As electric vehicle usage grows, organizations such as utilities and government agencies are seeking to extend driving range via informed siting of charging stations. INL researchers provided technical support by analyzing locations for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In FY 2017, they helped the state of Montana by identifying promising electric vehicle corridors, particularly between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. INL also is working with Rocky Mountain Power on an EV corridor project that covers interstate highways in Colorado, Utah and Idaho. INL is helping identify EV corridors on I-15, I-80, I-70, I-84, and the route betweenYellowstone and Glacier national parks.