Public Benefits

Investment in Public EV Charging in the United States

This brief provides an overview of the historical and current state of government, private sector, and electric utility investment in publicly available charging infrastructure in the United States. With increasing funding available from both the electric utility and government sectors, charging service providers and related stakeholders have a significant, near-term opportunity to grow the public EV charging network in the United States and reduce the dependency on government subsidization over time.

By |2020-02-13T17:03:44-05:00February 7th, 2020|

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 |2020-02-13T08:11:53-05:00December 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 |2020-01-30T15:01:38-05:00December 11th, 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|

EV Infrastructure Location Identification Tool

The tool was developed using a GIS-based analysis to evaluate the existing EV charging network and utilized a focused dataset to identify possible suitable locations for future EV infrastructure development. These tools are focused on public direct current fast charging infrastructure along over 12,500 miles of key EV corridors in the 12-state Transportation and Climate Initiative region (Virginia to Maine, including D.C.), and North Carolina.

By |2019-11-05T16:00:34-05:00October 31st, 2019|

Vehicle-Grid Integration

This brief lays out the challenges and opportunities of vehicle-grid integration (VGI). Electric vehicles (EVs) can help increase the utilization of existing electrical grid assets and put downward pressure on electricity rates by decreasing the average cost of delivering electricity. Many aspects of VGI, including time-of-use (TOU) rates and demand response programs have similar characteristics to other grid management programs.

By |2019-10-24T20:51:21-04:00October 24th, 2019|

Transforming Transportation in New York: Roadmaps to a Transportation Climate Target for 2035

This report shows that by adopting a goal of reducing motor vehicle emissions 55% by 2035 from 1990 levels and implementing a suite of familiar and achievable policies, New York can ensure the transportation sector is on track to meet economy-wide goals, improve public health and the environment, retain billions of dollars in the state’s economy, and promote an equitable transportation sector transformation.

By |2019-09-13T15:30:00-04:00September 1st, 2019|

Interoperability of Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

In their new white paper,  the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) covers four core challenges related to public charging infrastructure and how they impact customers, site hosts, and electric companies respectively. For the purpose of this paper, interoperability is defined as the process of harmonizing of standards, technology, and practices for EV charging in a way that provides transparency for customers and encourages ease of use.

By |2019-08-27T15:30:50-04:00August 6th, 2019|