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EV-Grid

We are working with utilities, policymakers, and businesses to make electric vehicle (EV) charging effective and scalable, focusing on personal vehicles and fleets.

Detroit, Michigan, USA - October 23, 2016: A Charging Station for electrical vehicles in downtown Detroit with a Chevy Volt electrical vehicle currently being charged.

What is the EV-Grid Initiative?

We are accelerating the electrification of the transportation sector with stronger management and renewed focus on research, state rulemaking, and economics of utility- and business-led charging rollouts.

We advance best practices for charging infrastructure investments, rate design, regulatory reform, and new business model development to maximize the potential benefits of EVs to the electric grid.

Why It Matters

Many utilities and policymakers are not yet clear on how to rapidly deploy economically sustainable charging infrastructure to support EVs of all sizes, nor how to mount the large-scale programs needed to manage and benefit from more EVs on the grid.

Who’s Involved

Utilities, regulators, cities, states, transit authorities, and fleet owners all need information and support to overcome road blocks, build new business models, and adapt to the new mobility paradigm.

What We’re Doing

• High-Speed Charging Implementation: Growing the use of EVs through improved infrastructure.

• Grid Integration of EV Charging Loads: Supporting utilities and other players in managing and benefitting from more EVs on the grid.

• Supporting Mobility Services: Reducing car ownership and overall vehicle miles traveled.

Our Team

Chris Nelder
Manager

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Edward J. Klock-McCook
Principal

Lynn Daniels
Manager

Chuck Ray
Senior Associate

Resources

Report

Reducing EV Charging Infrastructure Costs
(January 2020)

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Report

DCFC Rate Design
(September 2019)

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Report

Seattle City Light - Transportation Electrification Strategy Report
(August 2019)

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Report

From Gas to Grid: Building Charging Infrastructure to Power Electric Vehicle Demand
(October 2017)

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Report

EVgo Fleet and Tariff Analysis
(March 2017)

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Report

Electric Vehicles as Distributed Energy Resources
(June 2016)

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Blog

After the Pandemic, Use EVs to Absorb Spare Utility Capacity
(March 2020)

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Blog

The Hidden Costs of EV Charging Infrastructure
(January 2020)

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Blog

Electric Vehicle Charging for Dummies
(June 2019)

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Blog

If We Cherry-Pick Data, Rely on Discredited Projections, and Ignore CO2… EVs Are Bad!
(July 2018)

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Blog

Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Ideal Candidates for Electric Vehicles
(March 2018)

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Blog

Don’t Be Caught Unprepared for the EV Tsunami
(November 2017)

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Blog

Report Release: Best Practices for Deploying EV Charging Stations
(October 2017)

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Blog

Don’t Start Your Engines: EVs Are off to the Races
(August 2017)

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Blog

Rate-Design Best Practices for Public Electric-Vehicle Chargers
(April 2017)

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Blog

It’s Time to Plan for Electric Vehicles on the Grid
(June 2016)

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Blog

EVs Charge Ahead with New Technologies and Business Models
(June 2016)

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Webinar

Electric Vehicle Grid Integration 101
(February 2018)

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