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EV Infrastructure Blueprint

White House, EPRI The U.S. Department of Energy will develop a national EV charging infrastructure blueprint with EPRI, including fast charging and grid interaction, the White House announced. The blueprint will assess connectivity, communication and protocols from utility to vehicle. White House statementVIRTUAL AGENDA: Electrification 2021Frontiers of e-Mobility │ June 7-10EPRI Consumer Guide to EVs

Electric Vehicle Adoption: Focus on Charging

"Electric Vehicle Adoption" is a Fuels Institute report that evaluates the electric vehicle (EV) market from the consumer perspective, including total cost of ownership, recharging infrastructure requirements, anticipated consumer recharging behavior, and the relationship of EVs to competing technology in terms of consumer adoption. The EV market is developing and changing rapidly, evidenced by charging infrastructure deployment and the increasing number of EV models available. Although EVs are being positioned to comprise a significant share of the American light-duty vehicle market in the long-term future, near-term hurdles will temper large-scale EV growth, including battery prices, charging infrastructure and model availability, federal policy outlook, and consumer awareness levels. It is not a question of if but when these barriers will be addressed, according to the report. This report focuses on the demand for and the installation and operation of EV charging infrastructure. The report also presents detailed map-based charging infrastructure analyses and in-depth case studies on charging infrastructure deployment for diverse, representative metropolitan markets. Click for report

How to Seize the EV Fleet Charging Opportunity

Services to support charging electric vehicle (EV) fleets could be worth $15 billion in annual revenues and cost savings. Much of that activity would come from three activities, according to a McKinsey & Co. article by Rob Bland, Wenting Gao, Jesse Noffsinger and Giulia Siccardo: Procuring renewable power directly from the source. Offering energy management services. Providing ancillary grid services. Four elements will need to be in place for companies to capture the opportunities in the EV fleet charging market, according to the authors: Hardware and software integration. Digital, analytics and connectivity. Large base of installed EV chargers. Access to price signals. Click for article

What's Happened to US EV Sales?

Electric vehicle (EV) sales spike leading up to the expiration date of incentives, then drop sharply afterward, writes Earl J. Ritchie, a lecturer within the Department of Construction Management at the University of Houston. Ritchie cites such spikes and slumps in the Netherlands and China. California counts for half of U.S. EV sales and offers state and local incentives in addition to the federal tax credit and the state's complicated zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate, he said.   Click for article  

How Norway Will Achieve 100 Percent EV Sales by 2025

Compared with countries such as the U.S., where 2 percent of vehicle sales are plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), Norway’s EV adoption would seem implausible if not for its significant government support for the technology, writes Raquel Soat for Navigant Research. According to the article: Norway levies an import tax on cars that can reach €10,000 ($11,338) or more depending on the vehicle’s carbon dioxide emissions. Battery electric vehciles (BEVs) are exempt from this tax, and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) owners pay a reduced rate. The annual road tax for non-BEV drivers is some €365 (about $414), but BEV owners pay only about €50 ($57). BEV owners are exempt from paying the VAT of 25 percent on the purchase or lease of the vehicle. Click for article  


"Uptake of EVs accelerates in all road segments as cost parity of EVs is reached by the early to mid-2020s," according to the McKinsey & Co. "Global Energy Perspective 2019: Reference Case." The report includes a graph that shows the timing of cost parity of EVs with traditionally fueled vehicles in the EU. According to the report, total cost of ownership parity timing in China and the U.S. is similar to that of the EU, with China slightly earlier and the U.S. slightly later. The report predicts EV costs will decrease rapidly, attributed largely to lower battery costs. Click for report

15 Companies in EV Charging

This Navigant Research Leaderboard examines the strategy and execution of 15 leading providers of public charging networks and electric vehicle (EV) charging services that operate in the major plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) markets of North America and Europe. The report rates suppliers on 12 criteria: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; product strategy; technology; geographic strategy; sales, marketing and distribution; product performance; product portfolio; grid integration; customer solutions; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the current commercial charging services market. Companies rated are: EVBox ChargePoint Enel X NewMotion Greenlots Allego Chargemaster Fortum Innogy EVgo SemaConnect AddEnergie POD Point Clever Blink Charging Click for report


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