for Electric Vehicles
Coinciding with NDEW, SAFE’s Electrification Coalition is releasing a case study with the best practice recommendations developed through the Drive Electric Northern Colorado initiative.
This year’s National Drive Electric Week comes as more governments are aiming to move away from conventional vehicles in the next couple of decades, EV sales are seeing enormous growth, and forecasters are bullish on their long-term outlook
The car industry is moving forward with new EV models, governments have set aggressive targets, and consumers are becoming more comfortable with the new technology, bringing about ideal conditions for electric cars to continue to thrive, even with low oil prices.
The growth of EVs and plug-in hybrids, and the expectations for deeper penetration in coming decades, will result in the potential of feeding energy stored in vehicle batteries back to the electrical grid to smooth peaks and valleys in electricity demand.
Although overall car sales in the U.S. are now in a “post-peak” era and likely to stagnate, EV purchases are expected to rise significantly in the coming decades.
Given the natural synergies between autonomous vehicles and EVs, the growing interest and recognition of self-driving cars will spur a greater acceptance of electrification.
BNEF projects electric vehicles to account for 50 percent of total vehicle sales in 2040, a roughly 15 percentage point upward revision from its 2016 forecast.
The absence of federal policy on autonomous vehicles is now at the point where it’s beginning to be problematic: The state-by-state regulatory patchwork that many stakeholders have cautioned against has materialized.
While India is making a concerted effort to implement reform in its transportation sector, it is far behind other countries in putting EVs on the road. Despite the government's best intentions, India's oil demand should double by 2040.
Experts: In the chicken-or-the-egg conundrum between EVs and charging infrastructure, autonomous vehicles are the "rooster." Can regulators keep up?