Tag: electric vehicle

Smart Charging and Consumer Behavior in the United States: Paper

To ensure that charging electric vehicles (EVs) supports, rather than strains, the nation’s electric grids, the United States needs consumers to adopt smart charging, also known as vehicle-grid integration (VGI). This paper by World Resources Institute presents the findings of a consumer survey on VGI of prospective and current Honda EV owners in the United States. It finds that 95 percent of respondents are interested in VGI programs, mostly due to the chance to be greener, save energy, and earn a financial incentive.

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Money Makes the World Go Electric: Why the US Government Should Invest in the Electric Vehicle Industry

Many automakers have agreed that they can no longer step on the gas in building internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. For example, GM, Ford, and Stellantis have urged the federal government to lift the cap in the federal tax credit for EVs, which would help lower EV prices and benefit manufacturers and consumers alike. Several tax credit design changes can “enhance the effectiveness of the federal dollars” to advance automaker interests in producing more electric vehicles.

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Revamping the federal EV tax credit could help average car buyers combat record gasoline prices

The $7,500 federal EV tax credit has been a mainstay of U.S. electric vehicle policy for the past decade, stimulating EV sales by reducing the difference in purchase price compared to conventional vehicles. It could be even more important, and effective, in the coming years. By the end of this decade, 2030, the U.S. EV market has to expand from early adopters to the average vehicle buyer if we’re going to decarbonize road transport quickly enough to match either our climate or our  manufacturing goals.

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ICCT Briefing: Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment in Latin America

EV adoption is underway in some Latin American markets for the passenger vehicle segment. The 2020 EV sales shares for passenger vehicles are scaling up in Costa Rica and Colombia at 0.6% each, and in Chile at 0.5%. Mexico and Brazil have higher EV sales but lower market shares due to their bigger market sizes. Similar to developing countries in other regions, electric passenger car uptake is still at a very early stage in the Latin America.

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EIB’s guide on EV charging concessions in Europe

This guide focuses on the use of the “concession” model to help meet this target. It addresses a perceived need for greater understanding of concessions among public authorities, particularly at the local and municipal levels, where responsibility for EV rollout typically lies. This guide seeks to increase general awareness and understanding of the use, structure and content of concession contracts for public EV charging infrastructure.

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Study: Electrifying Urban Transport in Germany and Poland

The study highlights the status quo of policies influencing and framing the electrification and provides recommendations for municipalities in Poland and Germany on how to effectively support the electrification of urban mobility. As such, the study supports the discussions of the Polish-German Platform on Electromobility, where both countries jointly work toward their shared ambition of driving necessary change.

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How much does electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the US really cost?

As part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), $7.5 billion is allocated for the nationwide deployment of EV charging stations—only half of what the White House initially proposed for EV charging. With this limited funding, combined with ambitious EV targets, it is more important than ever to get a better understanding of the actual cost of EV charging infrastructure. Doing so will allow us to maximize the utility of these funds through a proper EV infrastructure planning.

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Advantage Africa: Low cost of producing lithium-ion battery precursors in the DRC

The objective of study is to determine the cost of producing lithium-ion battery precursors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and benchmark the cost to that of the U.S., China and Poland. In addition to the cost, the study assesses the emissions associated with the production of precursors in the DRC for the global electric vehicle market compared with producing them in China and Poland. Building a 10,000 metric-ton precursor facility in the DRC could cost $39 million. This is three times cheaper than what it would cost for a similar plant in the U.S.

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