As summer days drift away, get back on the path to electrification with the Peak EV Insights magazine
September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020
As the end of summer approaches it is common to take a step back and reflect over the last few months. For FleetCarma, this summer was particularly busy and there were numerous highlights that include new program launches, exciting partnerships, and the release of the first edition of our digital magazine: Peak EV Insights.
A collection of EV related articles created specifically for utilities
This free downloadable magazine includes numerous articles that should peak the interest of anyone who has a vested interest in EV charging load.
- A conversation on how electric vehicles provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity for GHG reduction.
- A dive into how newer long-range battery electric vehicles (BEV) dominate the market and why utilities need to understand their impact to the grid.
- A look at the barriers EV owners face and how concerns, like range anxiety, are changing over time.
These are just some of the topics that are covered which should help provide insight into today’s EV Ecosystem and give utility companies tips on how to approach the EV owners in their service territory.
The seasons are changing and so are Electric Vehicles
If there is a single theme throughout the magazine, it is that the impact of electric vehicles is evolving. Not only are there new factors that are fundamentally changing the way utilities need to approach EVs, but they are all occurring simultaneously. For example, in the last five years new EV sales in the US grew from ~122,000 in 2014 to ~339,000 in 2019. This exponential growth shows that EVs are becoming more popular. However, what also needs to be understood is that the vehicles sold in 2019 use twice as much energy and charge at double the power level on average than they did in 2014. Combined together this means that EVs are going to have a larger impact on the grid than previously thought.
A bright outlook for the future of EVs
There are still questions around the future of the EV ecosystem, such as how will light-duty trucks with twice the battery capacity of any existing passenger vehicle impact peak demand. However, there is also an undeniable amount of excitement as EVs leave the early adopter stage and become more mainstream. Utility companies can capitalize on this excitement by helping bring their customers out of the ICE age. By taking a customer-centric approach to smart charging utilities can ensure they can keep their customer happy while effectively integrating EV charging load. These topics and more can be found in the First Edition of Peak EV Insights.