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On August 5th, President Biden issued an executive order for the United States to reach 50% light duty electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030. Electric vehicles offer multiple advantages over gas-powered vehicles, and as we wrote in 2019, the US is already moving toward EVs. It still, however, lags behind global competitors like the E.U. and China in terms of EV production and charging infrastructure. Today the U.S. is at 4% EV sales and is projected to reach around 20% EV sales by 2030 under “business as usual.” Our goal is to help make sure these vehicles are made in …View Full Resource
The Special Report of the Electric Vehicles Roadmap Initiative contains targeted recommendations on federal policy issues that affect public and private investments in EV infrastructure across the West. It also includes an umbrella agreement among states around a shared set of principles regarding EV infrastructure planning and identified a suite of voluntary standards to optimize public and private EV infrastructure investments.…View Full Resource
New research shows used electric vehicles in California are less expensive to own than comparable gasoline-powered vehicles over a typical five-year ownership period, demonstrating the potential for greater EV adoption by lower and middle-income consumers. The analysis finds average EVs save $1,100 for model year 2017 and $500 for model year 2018, but are 40 percent cheaper compared to the average used gas car with the maximum incentive under California’s Clean Cars 4 All program. The report also includes priority policies applicable in the state and nationwide to support rapid, equitable adoption of EVs and create jobs.…View Full Resource
An informal statewide survey distributed by the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in November of 2019 showed there is substantial interest in electric vehicle (EV) adoption in Alaska, though concerns related to cold weather issues remain. To address these concerns, this review of literature and existing information on EVs in Alaska finds that the current generation EVs typically perform well in cold weather, with similar or better handling compared to morphologically similar internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. The most concerning cold weather issues are large range decreases, slower charging times, lower …View Full Resource
Electric vehicles (EVs) represent a promising step towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector—but this report finds that EVs will continue to play a small part in emissions reductions over the next five years with larger contributions in the decade after.…View Full Resource
Electric Vehicle drivers in Central and Southern Illinois could potentially save hundreds of dollars a year in charging costs if they participate in an Ameren Illinois program called Power Smart Pricing, according to a new study released by the nonprofit consumer watchdog Citizens Utility Board (CUB) Monday.
“Charge for Less: An Analysis of Electricity Pricing for Electric Vehicles in Ameren Territory” can be found at CUBHelpCenter.com. It was written by CUB Data Scientist Ramandeep Makhija, Research Director Jeff Zethmayr and Executive Director David Kolata.
The study found that Ameren’s Power Smart Pricing program, a special electricity plan available to residential …View Full Resource
This paper examines expert perceptions of enhancing grid resilience with electric vehicles in the United States.
Electricity and transportation systems in industrialized countries are undergoing transformations that, if coordinated, could improve the resilience and environmental performance of energy systems. The electrification of transportation and the expansion of renewable electricity can be leveraged by the bidirectional smart charging of electric vehicles, called “vehicle-grid integration” (VGI). Studies to date have focused on simulations and pilot studies to estimate the technical potential of VGI. We survey members of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee using a Delphi approach to assess VGI’s …View Full Resource
This paper analyzes electric vehicle market development in the U.S. and the actions that are driving it. The report catalogues forty unique city, state, and utility electric vehicle promotion actions and their implementation across the 50 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas in 2017. The work identifies exemplary practices and discerns connections between various state and local policies, public and workplace charging infrastructure, consumer incentives, model availability, and the share of new vehicles that are plug-in electric.
The figure illustrates the share of new vehicle registrations that are plug-in electric (both fully electric and plug-in hybrid) across U.S. metropolitan areas in …View Full Resource
While the passenger vehicle sector represents only about one-quarter of the oil demand barrel, the sector receives a significant amount of attention from some governments and the media. This is due largely to the belief that a rapid transition from conventional oil-powered cars to electric vehicles (EVs) is both possible and necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve urban air quality. Numerous studies analyzing the impact of EVs on oil demand have been published. To determine whether the enthusiasm around the potential for EVs to reduce fossil fuel consumption is warranted, the author reviewed several of these studies and …View Full Resource
Because of its special energy driving mode, electric vehicles can improve the efficiency of energy utilization and reduce the pollution to the environment, which is being paid more and more attention. But the charging behavior of electric vehicles is random and intermittent. If the electric vehicle is disordered charging in a large scale, it causes great pressure on the structure and operation of the power grid and affects the safety and economic operation of the power grid.
With the development of V2G technology in electric vehicle, the study of the charging and discharging characteristics of electric vehicles is of great …View Full Resource