This report provides a framework for helping consumer advocates analyze EV policy options (including ratepayer-funded transportation electrification programs) and ensuring that the benefits of EV adoption are equitably distributed throughout the customer base. The analysis framework seeks to address three key questions that consumer advocates may consider when providing input to transportation electrification programs or policies:
1. What are the positive and negative impacts of transportation electrification on electric utility customers (particularly non-EV owners)?
2. What are the broader public interest impacts (positive and negative) of transportation electrification?
3. What actions and policies could be implemented by electric utility regulators to maximize the benefits of EVs for all customers, including non-EV owners, and particularly for disadvantaged groups (e.g., low-income customers and environmental justice communities)?
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