13 Feb '18, 5pm

As electric vehicles gain favor, utilities can accelerate EV adoption

As new models with longer ranges, state-of-the-art features, and lower prices enter the market, 2018 is widely expected to be the year of the electric vehicle s (EV). US auto companies now offer more than 40 plug-in vehicle models , with more to come, and consumer interest in EVs has only grown with the arrival of these new models. What’s more, large-scale EV adoption would be a win for consumers, automakers, utilities, and the environment. EVs can significantly reduce US transportation sector energy use and associated emissions, leading to large consumer and societal benefits, and the utility industry recognizes that large-scale adoption represents an opportunity for load growth at a time when many are forecasting declining sales. Utilities can plan for — and guide — EV growth in ways that also benefit society at large, ensuring that potential environmental benefits of EV...

Full article: http://aceee.org/blog/2018/02/electric-vehicles-gain-favor

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