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In The Driver's Seat: How Utilities and Consumers Can Benefit from the Shift to Electric Vehicles

The environmental benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) are widely recognized. EVs are seen as a crucial mechanism to reduce North America’s dependence on fossil fuels and increase energy security. The large-scale displacement of internal combustion vehicles by EVs would result in sizable public health benefits achieved through improved air quality and reduced noise. In addition to these often discussed public policy benefits, however, widespread adoption of EVs also represents a source of opportunity for energy utilities.And in a period of rapidly evolving energy systems (increasing amounts of distributed generation, integration of renewables, demand-side resources, and advanced metering infrastructure), it is important to ensure that EVs are part of the discussion.

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In The Driver's Seat: How Utilities and Consumers Can Benefit from the Shift to Electric Vehicles

Authors:

  • Karen Glitman - VEIC
  • Justine Sears - VEIC

Categories:

  • Transportation Efficiency