Episode 33: Transportation – EV Charging Infrastructure and Utilities

Published February 2, 2017

The first in a three part series on Transportation. 2017 brings the Chevy Bolt and the Tesla 3 to the electric vehicle market – two EVs with over 200 miles range. The only thing holding back EVs is charging infrastructure. In this episode we discuss ways in which states can facilitate investment in charging infrastructure by utilities. In an era of flat and declining load, utilities may have the most to gain from this new load source that can grow load while reducing carbon emissions.

Useful resources referenced in this episode:

Washington State HB 1853

California Statewide Plug-In Infrastructure Assessment

Plug-In America

IRS Description of Federal Tax Credit

Utility Dive report on California $1B investment in EV infrastructure by utilities

Center for Strategic and International Studies report on California investment by utilities

Policies to promote electric vehicles in the Southwest – SWEEP

Episode 29: Vehicle Electrification and the VW Settlement

Published November 14th, 2016

In this episode of the Energy Policy Podcast, we discuss the VW Settlement and Electric Vehicles with Will Toor of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) – While many have heard of the individual rebates to VW owners component of the settlement, much less understood is the investment across the US in emissions reduction – including electric vehicle infrastructure.

Also, see related blog post by Governor Bill Ritter in the Wall Street Journal