EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – Electric Vehicle Charging Programs on Rise as States Address Barriers to Transportation Electrification

States and utilities across the U.S. are expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to overcome barriers to transportation electrification. The demand for fast charging in states with zero-emission vehicle goals, such as California, New York, and New Jersey, have heightened the need for reliable access to a wider network of stations.

Minnesota to Expand EV Charging Network By 2,500 Miles

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Aug. 27 announced plans to fund installation efforts for over 38 fast-charging stations within the state, extending the incumbent EV highway corridor network by more than 2500 miles in the process. Fast charging capabilities can fully replenish an EV with a 100-mile range in as few as 20 minutes…...

Illinois Commission Examines Rate Design to Support Transportation Electrification

The Illinois Commerce Commission on Aug. 20 opened an inquiry to explore electricity rate design options to support transportation electrification infrastructure and gather information about the impact rate structures will have on other forms of electrification, service, and affordability. The inquiry supplements previous efforts by the commission to study electric vehicles. In 2018, the commission…...

California Approves $437 Million for SCE’s Electric Vehicle Charging Program

The California Public Utilities Commission on Aug. 27 authorized a budget of $437 million to fund the installation of about 38,000 charging ports under Southern California Edison Company’s Charge Ready 2 program. The decision adopted changes that make the program more cost effective and better align with California’s electric vehicle goals than the utility’s initial…...

EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – States Advance Alternative Ratemaking Plans to Support Clean Energy Transition

Alternative ratemaking plans and innovative rate design proposals continue to emerge as utilities adapt to policy and technology changes driven by decarbonization efforts and distributed energy growth. With growing state mandates to increase renewable energy generation, regulators are devising performance metrics and incentives to encourage utility innovation in achieving policy goals.

Xcel Energy Unveils Plan to Power 1.5 Million Electric Vehicles by 2030

Xcel Energy Inc. announced a plan to power 1.5 million electric vehicles in the eight states it serves by 2030, according to an Aug. 12 press release. The company expects 20 percent of the vehicles in its service territory to be replaced by electric vehicles, over the next decade, a 30-fold increase from current levels…....

California Regulators Propose to Approve SCE’s $442 Million EV Charging Plan

The California Public Utilities Commission on July 27 proposed to approve a $442 million in funding to deploy approximately 40,600 electric vehicle charge ports in Southern California Edison Company’s service territory. More than 96 percent of the amount would be spent for Charge Ready 2 infrastructure and the remainder would support market education programs. Transportation…...

New York Approves $700 Million Make-Ready Initiative to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure

The New York Public Service Commission on July 16 approved the “Make-Ready Initiative” to expedite the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The initiative aims to deploy more than 50,000 charging stations by 2025, coinciding with the state’s goal of reaching 850,000 zero-emission vehicles by that year. The commission approved a budget of $701 million,…...

New York Announces Multi-State Agreement to Expedite Electrification of Buses, Trucks

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 14 signed an agreement with 14 other states and the District of Columbia to electrify the medium- and heavy-duty bus and truck market. The memorandum of understanding sets goals of 30 percent zero-emission new vehicle sales by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. The signatories will work through the…...

EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – States Pursue Vehicle Emission Standards Despite Federal Rollback

Policy support for electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow across U.S. states as transportation electrification is a primary component of regulators’ strategies to meet clean energy and emissions reduction targets. Recent initiatives range from California’s electric truck mandate to Nevada’s vehicle emission standards to New Jersey’s EV ecosystem proposal.

EnerKnol Electric Vehicles Tracking Table Q2 2020

The continued growth in electric vehicle adoption has led state regulators and legislators to pay more attention to business models and rate designs that facilitate wider availability of charging infrastructure. Keep on top of the latest EV policy changes by accessing EnerKnol’s Quarterly Electric Vehicles Table below. The Table provides a comprehensive, up-to-date snapshot of…...

U.S. Energy Department Seeks to Bolster Battery Critical Materials Supply Chains

The U.S Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy on June 29 announced a request for information to support the research and development of the battery critical materials supply chain. The department seeks input from industry, academia, research laboratories, and government agencies to identify challenges and opportunities in the upstream and downstream supply…...