Plugging In: Reading America's Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles is a report from Environment America that examines the role local officials can play in expanding EV adoption. It gives specific suggestions for cities on how to implement EV-friendly policies and examines how many charging stations major cities will need to meet projected need. To download the report, click here.
AchiEVe: Transition to EVs Policy Toolkit is a collaboration between Plug In America and the Sierra Club. It provides supportive policies that can help to accelerate the widespread adoption of EVs at the local and state levels. A template for each of the identified policies is also linked to the document that can be downloaded and modified to fit the precise needs of a particular state or community. To download the report, click here.
The ABCs of EVs provides a guide to policymakers about effective EV policy to help optimize EV benefits and increase market penetration. To download the report, click here.
Charging Ahead Deriving Value from Electric Vehicles for All Electricity Customers, a follow-up report to the ABCs of EVs from the Citizens Utility Board seeks to advance the discussion by quantifying the cost effects of unmanaged versus optimized charging. The report analyzes the effects on electricity loads of different EV market penetration scenarios, calculates the associated incremental delivery service revenue, and recommends specific state policies to optimize EV charging patterns to benefit not only EV drivers but also the distribution system and all those connected to it. To download the report, click here.
Expanding the Electric Vehicle Market in U.S. Cities a white paper from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses the U.S. electric vehicle market and the actions driving it. The paper catalogs actions in place, identifies best practices, and identifies relationships between electric vehicle promotion actions and electric vehicle sales. The analysis is focused on the 50 most populous metropolitan areas, which together represented about 79% of the 2017 U.S. electric vehicle market. The report can be found here.
Electric Car Drivers: Desires, Demands, and Who They Are published by CleanTechnica recently collected responses from over 2,000 respondents in one of the largest electric car driver surveys in the world. To download the report click here.
Accelerating Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure published by Ceres, is an analysis that evaluates the total need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure—including private chargers at vehicle owners’ homes and publicly accessible chargers—to accommodate plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in the twelve largest utility service territories in the US. To download the report click here.
National Plug-In Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Analysis, a report issued by the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in September 2017, addresses the fundamental question of how much plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure—also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)—is needed in the United States to support both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). To download the report click here.
Electric Vehicle Charger Selection Guide This report was collaboratively prepared by multiple California government and non-profit agencies. The goal of this guide is to help site hosts and others learn about, evaluate and compare the features of EV charging equipment (available as of November, 2017) to assist them in selecting a charger for their application. To download the report click here.
Automaker Ranking Report
Automaker Rankings 2014, measures the environmental performance of 2013 model year (MY2013) light-duty vehicles sold in the United States by the top eight automakers. This analysis—the sixth since 2000—ranks these automakers based on both smog-forming and global warming emissions. To download the report click here.
Vehicle Grid Integration (VGI)
Utilities and Electric Vehicles: Evolving to Unlock Grid Value, is a detailed analytical framework for establishing EV preparedness among utilities. It categorizes utilities' EV programs by stages and provides an overview of regulatory decisions that impact utility investments into EVSE. It also provides recommendations for strategic planning for utilities and offers analysis of regional regulatory docket trends with the intent that the information and tools in this report will help utilities and their partners find a path forward. To download the report click here.
Strategies for Integrating Electric Vehicles Into the Grid, published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy highlights the unique opportunity utilities have to take a leadership role in the expanded adoption of EVs. Additionally, the report offers strategies for the transition and provides case studies of multifaceted EV integration plans. To download the report click here.
Charging Smart, authored by the the Union of Concerned Scientists provides smart charging recommendations for states, utilities, automakers, and charging providers to better integrate EVs and renewable energy into the grid. To download the report click here.
From Gas to Grid, authored by the Rocky Mountain Institute and published in September 2017 offers useful guidance, best practices, and lessons learned that all U.S. states can start using to get ready for a future of electric mobility. To download the report click here.
Utilities and Electric Vehicles: The Case for Managed Charging, a research report published by the Smart Electric Power Alliance, provides a wide-lens overview of the managed charging ecosystem, including examples of utility programs, a list of vehicle-grid integration (VGI) and connected-car platform providers, a list of compatible electric vehicle supply equipment, and examples of automotive industry activities. To download the report click here.
Cost of EV Ownership
Going From Pump to Plug (2017): Adding Up the Savings from Electric Vehicles (EVs), a report by The Union of Concerned Scientists, analyzed the cost of refueling electric and gasoline vehicles in each of the 50 largest cities in the United States. They found that in every city, there is a rate plan that would save the average EV owner on fuel costs, with the median savings over $770 per year. To download the report click here.
Cleaner Cars from Cradle to Grave is a detailed report by The Union of Concerned Scientists. This report compares battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) with similar gasoline vehicles by examining their global warming emissions over their “life cycles”—from the raw materials to make the car through manufacturing, driving, and disposal or recycling. To download the report click here.