In this report, Plug In America releases a set of recommendations on creating an ethical and sustainable battery supply chain,
RMI’s paper, Measuring Gaps in Supply and Demand for EV Battery Materials in the United States, helps shed light on the state of today’s EVB supply chain and can inform investment and policy decisions; it can also clarify how much of the battery supply is expected to qualify for IRA incentives in the future by presenting a methodology for quantifying the gap between supply and demand of inputs and subcomponents along all major stages of the EVB supply chain.
Plans for the national EV charging network will be shaped by a seminal study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which has been at the forefront of assessing EV charging needs and developing state-of-the-art analytical tools for over a decade. In this study, researchers estimated the number, type, and location of chargers needed to create a comprehensive network of EV charging infrastructure, one that can support an anticipated 30–42 million EVs on the road by 2030.
This new research from NRDC focuses on policies that support the most effective strategy to limit the harms from battery supply chains: reducing the type and amount minerals needed.
The 2030 National Charging Network: Estimating U.S. Light-Duty Demand for Electric Vehicle Charging InfrastructureDipo Fadeyi2023-07-06T12:12:20-04:00
As established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) is setting the vision for a national charging network that is convenient, affordable, reliable, and equitable to enable a future where everyone can ride and drive electric. This report supports the vision of the Joint Office by presenting a quantitative needs assessment for a national charging network capable of supporting 30–42 million PEVs on the road by 2030.
Focused on the top 20 light-duty vehicle manufacturers in the world by sales in 2022, this report adds an important missing piece to global research and analysis regarding how today’s major automakers are transitioning to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Our rating is quantitative and transparent; we present full details of our chosen methodology and data sources. Additionally, the ICCT contacted all the automakers assessed in this report to seek to verify the data we collected.
Near-Term Infrastructure Deployment to Support Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles in the United StatesDipo Fadeyi2023-07-05T16:52:12-04:00
The electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) is gaining momentum in the United States, and the major manufacturers in the country have made ambitious commitments for the mass production of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) as early as 2030. State-level regulations such as California’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule, federal incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, and the U.S. commitment to join the Global Commercial Drive to Zero (aimed at 100% ZEV sales by 2040) are increasing ZEV adoption in the MHDV sector. Electrifying transportation nationwide will require the deployment of charging (for battery electric vehicles) and refueling (for hydrogen vehicles) infrastructure, as well as the supporting electrical grid infrastructure. MHDV fleet operators, electric utilities, and policymakers alike are uncertain as to where, how much, and by what year charging and refueling infrastructure needs to be built, and what upgrades to grid infrastructure are required to enable this deployment.
A Roadmap for Michigan’s EV Future: An Assessment of the Employment Effects and Just Transition NeedsDipo Fadeyi2023-05-31T17:36:23-04:00
Using economic modeling from 2024 to 2040, this report discusses the employment effects of Michigan’s auto industry shifting from internal combustion engine vehicle manufacturing to electric vehicle manufacturing, with a focus on supporting a just transition for workers and communities.
Electric car markets are seeing exponential growth as sales exceeded 10 million in 2022. A total of 14% of all new cars sold were electric in 2022, up from around 9% in 2021 and less than 5% in 2020. Three markets dominated global sales. China was the frontrunner once again, accounting for around 60% of global electric car sales. More than half of the electric cars on roads worldwide are now in China and the country has already exceeded its 2025 target for new energy vehicle sales. In Europe, the second largest market, electric car sales increased by over 15% in 2022, meaning that more than one in every five cars sold was electric. Electric car sales in the United States – the third largest market –increased 55% in 2022, reaching a sales share of 8%.
This publication summarizes the presentation and discussion of a virtual workshop hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to identify some of the challenges to widespread EV deployment and discuss policy, technical, and market strategies to help federal agencies and other stakeholders plan for the future.