Full Title: EV Charging For All: How Electrifying Ridehailing Can Spur Investment in a More Equitable EV Charging Network
Author(s): Edward J. Klock-McCook, Shenshen Li, Ross McLane, Dave Mullaney, John Schroeder
Publisher(s): Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Publication Date: June 10, 2021
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Road transportation must electrify to reduce emissions at least 45% by 2030 to align with a 1.5°C future. That will require 70 million electric passenger vehicles on the road in the United States over the next 10 years, in addition to a 20% reduction in vehicle miles traveled. While much focus has been placed on accelerating the development and sale of EVs, deploying the public charging infrastructure needed to power tens of millions of EVs has lagged. Currently, most charging in the United States is level two (L2), oftentimes in a private garage or at the workplace. This is ideal for drivers who have private parking, but not sufficient to support a full transition to EVs. That transition will require much more publicly available fast- charging infrastructure.
To electrify ridehailing vehicles at scale, key industry stakeholders must collaborate. Analyzing 100 million miles of actual data from electric and gasoline ridehailing vehicles, these reports offer actionable recommendations for stakeholders.
The analyses in both reports are based on deidentified data from ridehailing vehicles on the former Maven Gig platform, a subsidiary of GM that offered short-term rentals of GM vehicles to drivers operating for ridehailing companies.