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Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era

The purpose of this manual is to provide a comprehensive reference on electric utility cost allocation for a wide range of practitioners, including utilities, intervenors, utility regulators and other policymakers.

By |2020-01-09T18:34:19-05:00January 9th, 2020|

Reducing EV Charging Infrastructure Costs

RMI’s groundbreaking report Reducing EV Charging Infrastructure Costs finds that the electric vehicle (EV) charging industry needs to do what the solar industry did about a decade ago: streamline and de-bottleneck installation.

By |2020-01-09T18:24:17-05:00January 1st, 2020|

DCFC Rate Design Study

In this study for the Colorado Energy Office, RMI performed a comparative analysis of three proposed tariffs that are specifically designed to meet the needs of the unique type of load presented by DC fast chargers (DCFCs) for electric vehicles.

By |2019-12-23T13:16:09-05:00December 23rd, 2019|

Public and Electric Utility Support for Electric Buses and Trucks

This report provides an overview of public and utility funding for three major categories of medium- and heavy duty EVs: transit buses, school buses, and trucks. It builds on recent reports covering the market in California and finds that the business case for investing in electric buses and trucks is improving and electric models already have lower lifetime costs than conventional models in some cases. 

By |2019-12-17T16:01:13-05:00December 17th, 2019|

Comparison of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Technologies in California

This report presents the results of a comprehensive study to compare the emission, cost, and economic and jobs impacts of alternative technologies for the MD and HD transportation sector. The analysis was conducted to better understand the type and pace of alternative vehicle technology and fuel implementation required for California to achieve its public health goals.

By |2020-01-06T11:12:24-05:00December 11th, 2019|

Making Electric Vehicles Work for Utility Customers

This report provides a framework for helping consumer advocates analyze EV policy options (including ratepayer-funded transportation electrification programs) and ensure that the benefits of EV adoption are equitably distributed across customers.

By |2019-12-05T12:15:36-05:00November 25th, 2019|

REV UP: A Nationwide Study of the Electric Vehicle Shopping Experience

This report presents the findings of the Sierra Club's recent nationwide investigation into the shopping experience for consumer EVs. The report results show that 74 percent of auto dealerships surveyed do not have a single EV on their lot for sale and that consumers were still not being given important information about charging, battery range, and financial incentives.

By |2019-11-14T08:26:51-05:00November 14th, 2019|

Residential Electric Vehicle Rates That Work

This report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and their partners explores how utilities can influence home charging behaviors through EV time-varying rates that incentivize residential customers to charge off-peak thereby minimizing distribution system impacts and avoiding the need for costly infrastructure upgrades and investments. The survey results show that customers on an EV-specific time-varying rate were more familiar with the rate rules and more likely to charge off-peak compared to their generic time-varying rate counterparts.

By |2019-11-14T08:29:16-05:00November 14th, 2019|