Building on the earlier ANSI EVSP work, this roadmap seeks to describe the current and desired future standardization landscape that will support and facilitate EVs at scale. It identifies key safety, performance, and interoperability issues, notes relevant published and in-development standards, and makes recommendations to address gaps in codes and standards. This includes recommending pre-standardization research and development (R&D) where needed. It also includes identification of prioritized timeframes for when standardization work should occur and SDOs or other organizations that may be able to lead such work.
With the adoption of zero-emission buses increasing across the United States, transit agencies are faced with real challenges for future energy management and increasingly detrimental consequences in the event of utility grid outages. Microgrids, which are systems that use a variety of distributed energy resources and energy storage assets, provide numerous benefits over conventional approaches to resiliency. This report breaks down how microgrids not only ensure an uninterruptible power supply but will also work to offset utility costs as demand for and the cost of electricity increases in the coming decade. The top five high-level factors that transit agencies must consider for microgrids on a project-by-project basis, plus examples of real-world transit microgrid projects, are also included.
Strategies for beneficial electric vehicle charging to reduce peak electricity demand and store solar energyDipo Fadeyi2023-07-05T16:55:53-04:00
This paper applies models of electricity supply and demand under widespread BEV and photovoltaic (PV) adoption to conclude that overnight BEV charging can mitigate increases in evening peak electricity demand, workplace charging can reduce peak impacts and also better utilize PV generation, and BEV adoption needs to accelerate relative to PV installation to maximize co-benefits.
An overview of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) standards and a regulatory framework for implementing the technology.
LBNL researchers developed an integrated assessment approach to study the health and climate impacts of long-haul truck electrification across the United States.
Jobs to Move America (JMA) unveiled a new report about electric school bus technology and deployment, including policy recommendations for how New York can use a transition to electric school bus fleets to improve air quality for children while building a just recovery for working families.
This analysis examines costs and revenues associated with EVs between 2012 and 2019 in the two utility service territories in the US with the most EVs of any--Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE).
Traditional commercial and industrial (C&I) electricity rates can present a barrier to EV adoption by erasing the EV fuel cost savings relative to gasoline or diesel. This paper discusses strategies that can be used to design EV rates for the C&I sector that balance multiple objectives.
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.