11 Oct '17, 2pm

Great new report by @chrisnelder on Best Practices for Deploying EV Charging Stations:

Viewed in this way, the oft-cited arguments against public investment in EVs and charging infrastructure take on a different character. If universal vehicle electrification is all but inevitable—and there is mounting evidence that it will deliver more than ample benefits to all of society, from Tesla drivers to those who don’t even own cars—we shouldn’t allow uncertainty about whether utilities should invest in extending the distribution grid to charging stations to slow down these much-needed infrastructure investments. And we shouldn’t worry about whether some people will benefit from access to charging stations a few years before everyone benefits from it. If that inclusive future is only a decade off, then why let these solvable short-term issues stand in the way of progress? Especially if that future features not just better mobility and cleaner air and less carbon di...

Full article: https://rmi.org/news/report-release-best-practices-deploy...

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