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Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment: Interim Report (2013)

Chapter: Appendix C--Meetings and Presentations

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C--Meetings and Presentations." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2013. Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18320.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C--Meetings and Presentations." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2013. Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18320.
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Appendix C Meetings and Presentations FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING OCTOBER 28-29, 2012 EV Everywhere: Overview and Status Patrick B. Davis, Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy EV Everywhere Grand Challenge: Charging Infrastructure Enabling Flexible EV Design Lee Slezak, Technology Manager, Vehicle Systems, Vehicle Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy DOE AVTA: The EV Project and Other Light-Duty Electric Drive Vehicle Activities James Francfort, Principal Investigator, Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity, Idaho National Laboratory SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING DECEMBER 17-19, 2012 Charging Infrastructure Needs Marcus Alexander, Manager, Vehicle Systems Analysis, Electric Power Research Institute Presentation Britta K. Gross, Director, Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy, General Motors Overcoming Barriers to Deployment of Electric Vehicles Mike Tamor, Executive Technical Leader, Energy Systems and Sustainability, Ford Motor Company Overcoming Barriers to Electric Vehicle Deployment: Barriers to Deployment, an OEM Perspective Joseph Thompson, Nissan The Electrification Coalition: Revolutionizing Transportation and Achieving Energy Security Jonna Hamilton, Vice President for Policy, Electrification Coalition Electric Vehicle Charging Services Richard Lowenthal, Founder and CTO, ChargePoint The Complete Electric Vehicle Charging Solution Michael Krauthamer, Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, eVgo 64

Presentation Jason Wolf, Vice President for North America, Better Place The DOE Vehicle Technologies Analysis Toolbox and EV Everywhere Target-Setting Jacob Ward, Vehicle Technologies Analysis Manager, U.S. Department of Energy The Need for Public Investments to Support the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Market Nick Nigro, Manager, Transportation Initiatives, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions Research Insights from the Nation’s Highest Residential Concentration of Electric Vehicles Brewster McCracken, President and CEO, Pecan Street, Inc. Electric Vehicle Initiatives in the Houston-Galveston Region Allison Carr, Air Quality Planner, Houston-Galveston Area Clean Cities Coalition The EV Project Deployment Barriers Donald Karner, ECOtality North America New Models of Mobility and EV Deployment Jack Hidary, Global EV Leader, Hertz Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Projects: Lessons Learned Rick Durst, Transportation Electrification Project Manager, Portland General Electric THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING JANUARY 25-26, 2013 No open-session presentations were held during this meeting. 65

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The electric vehicle offers many promises—increasing U.S. energy security by reducing petroleum dependence, contributing to climate-change initiatives by decreasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, stimulating long-term economic growth through the development of new technologies and industries, and improving public health by improving local air quality. There are, however, substantial technical, social, and economic barriers to widespread adoption of electric vehicles, including vehicle cost, small driving range, long charging times, and the need for a charging infrastructure. In addition, people are unfamiliar with electric vehicles, are uncertain about their costs and benefits, and have diverse needs that current electric vehicles might not meet. Although a person might derive some personal benefits from ownership, the costs of achieving the social benefits, such as reduced GHG emissions, are borne largely by the people who purchase the vehicles. Given the recognized barriers to electric-vehicle adoption, Congress asked the Department of Energy (DOE) to commission a study by the National Academies to address market barriers that are slowing the purchase of electric vehicles and hindering the deployment of supporting infrastructure. As a result of the request, the National Research Council (NRC)—a part of the National Academies—appointed the Committee on Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment.

This committee documented their findings in two reports—a short interim report focused on near-term options, and a final comprehensive report. Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment fulfills the request for the short interim report that addresses specifically the following issues: infrastructure needs for electric vehicles, barriers to deploying the infrastructure, and possible roles of the federal government in overcoming the barriers. This report also includes an initial discussion of the pros and cons of the possible roles. This interim report does not address the committee's full statement of task and does not offer any recommendations because the committee is still in its early stages of data-gathering. The committee will continue to gather and review information and conduct analyses through late spring 2014 and will issue its final report in late summer 2014.

Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment focuses on the light-duty vehicle sector in the United States and restricts its discussion of electric vehicles to plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), which include battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The common feature of these vehicles is that their batteries are charged by being plugged into the electric grid. BEVs differ from PHEVs because they operate solely on electricity stored in a battery (that is, there is no other power source); PHEVs have internal combustion engines that can supplement the electric power train. Although this report considers PEVs generally, the committee recognizes that there are fundamental differences between PHEVs and BEVs.

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