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Electrification and EVs

Yujin Kim, Industry Dive

Note from the editor

The incoming Biden Administration is expected to provide a boost for electric vehicles, accelerating a transportation electrification trend that's being pushed forward by stakeholders across the country.

But achieving a significant increase in EVs poses a number of challenges that go beyond simply providing more charging infrastructure.

At the same time, California is leading the way on advancing policies that reduce the use of gas in buildings and increase the use of electricity.

The articles below examine some of the current developments and trends surrounding the projected growth of electrification.

Larry Pearl Senior Editor

Equity, security and load: FERC conference considers the challenges and potential of electrification

U.S. electricity load could double by 2050. The industry is focused on how to meet that need equitably and securely, panelists at a recent technical conference said.

Biden plan to electrify federal fleet will boost EV market, but many questions remain, experts say

Duke, other utilities see dollar signs in becoming EV experts

2021 Outlook: The future of electric vehicle charging is bidirectional — but the future isn't here yet

Within a few years, cars may be able to power homes, participate in energy markets and help businesses lower power bills, experts say.

2021: When electric trucks trickle in

Political winds and consumer tastes favor a change in how trucks are fueled. The question is whether manufacturers, fleets and infrastructure are ready for the change.

A growing appetite for EVs tasks the supply chain to scale

Vehicle manufacturers are investing in redundant suppliers and regional networks to keep up with the demand for electric vehicles and boost resiliency.

California plans for future of gas system amid 'patchwork' of electrification policies

The state faces the challenge of knitting together individual cities and building codes, while keeping rates affordable for customers who remain on the gas system.

San Francisco's gas ban on new buildings could prompt statewide action

The vote adds San Francisco to the growing list of nearly 40 California cities to pass such ordinances since Berkeley's historic ban in July 2019.

As utility collaboration with charging companies rises, emerging differences could impede EV growth

To accelerate EV charging infrastructure deployment, former competitors are working together, but new questions threaten to lead to dissension.

North Carolina OKs Duke's scaled-down $25M EV pilot, as experts see momentum for bigger programs

Regulators have authorized Duke Energy to move forward with a $25 million electric vehicle pilot. Observers say the investment portends big things for the region.

Latest developments in electrification and EVs

The incoming Biden Administration is expected to provide a boost for electric vehicles, accelerating a transportation electrification trend that's being pushed forward by stakeholders across the country. But achieving a significant increase in EVs poses a number of challenges that go beyond simply providing more charging infrastructure.

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  • California plans for future of gas system amid 'patchwork' of electrification policies
  • What Pete Buttigieg would bring to the Transportation Department
  • San Francisco's gas ban on new buildings could prompt statewide action
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Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.