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

'An enormous lift': Biden's goal of 50% EV sales by 2030 will test supply chains, utilities, experts say

Utilities say they can meet the anticipated growth in electricity demand, but supply-chain issues could hamper U.S. auto manufacturers, some analysts say.

• Published Aug. 10, 2021

DOE says new building codes to cut energy costs by $138B, but EV backers see failure to advance charging

• Published July 28, 2021

'Doesn't make sense': Analysts pan omissions in MISO's first electrification impact analysis

MISO planning for transportation, building and industrial electrification raises multiple stakeholder questions

• Published July 13, 2021

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.

• Published May 3, 2021

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

• Published Jan. 27, 2021

Duke, other utilities see dollar signs in becoming EV experts

• Published March 24, 2021

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.

• Published Jan. 12, 2021

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.

• Published June 9, 2020

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.

• Published Aug. 31, 2020

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.

• Published Dec. 1, 2020

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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