WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) released a new policy brief titled ‘Powering the EV Market: How Electricity Providers are Planning for the Future,’ providing analysis of the energy needs that come with transportation electrification and highlighting the work being done by utilities and electricity providers to facilitate the transition to transportation electrification. The policy brief includes recommendations on how policymakers can help ease grid modernization by improving the domestic supply chain and increasing coordination between providers, policymakers, regulators, and local stakeholders. ZETA will also host a webinar today at 1:00pm ET to present the policy brief.
“There is a lot of misinformation out there about how the grid will handle a transition from gasoline to electricity as a transportation fuel. This policy brief shows how electricity providers are meeting current demand and planning for the future,” said Albert Gore, Executive Director of ZETA. “The key to enabling zero emission transportation is ensuring that all stakeholders are aligned and that the necessary grid investments can be made in the right place and at the right time.”
The policy brief includes an analysis of the growing energy demands that come with EVs and case studies from seven utilities and electricity providers—including Duke Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, Con Edison, SRP, Southern California Edison, Vistra Energy, and Xcel Energy—showcasing how they are preparing for more EVs on the road. Case studies provide insights into innovations in managed charging, demand forecasting, community incentive programs, and fleet electrification. The case studies come from utilities and electricity providers with service areas in 18 states.
The Zero Emission Transportation Association is a federal coalition focused on advocating for 100% EV sales. ZETA is committed to enacting policies that drive EV adoption, create hundreds of thousands of jobs, secure American global EV manufacturing leadership, drastically improve public health, and significantly reduce carbon pollution.