PEV Action Tool
This list contains useful links and resources. Within each category, the most relevant resources are listed at the top. Resources include reports, web portals, quantitative data, and significant news articles.
Web Portals/General Resources
C2ES: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Deployment Initiative: C2ES’s PEV initiative brings automakers, electric utilities, policymakers, environmental groups, and others together to develop consensus approaches to accelerate PEV deployment.
DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center: resource for PEV-related initiatives nationwide. Contains database of current and future PEV models, frequently updated map of electric vehicle charging stations, state and local laws and incentives, total cost of ownership calculator, publications, and more.
DOE Clean Cities Coalitions: U.S. DOE-sponsored local coalitions for advancing alternative fuel use. Website is designed as a resource for Clean Cities Coalitions. Contains financial opportunities, publications and technical assistance, and literature from past conferences and workshops.
FHWA INVEST 1.0: The Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool was developed by FHWA as a practical, web-based, collection of voluntary best practices designed to help transportation agencies at all levels integrate sustainability into their programs and projects.
Oregon DOT: Electric Vehicles and Infrastructure Program: details about Oregon’s leading charging infrastructure deployment program
Sustainable Transportation Strategies: various studies about charging station siting and design, as well as case studies about electric vehicle readiness. Focuses on charging in Oregon.
West Coast Green Highway: details about corridor charging initiative by state DOTs along west coast highways
Advanced Energy: Transportation Initiatives: nonprofit focusing on energy efficiency. Transportation section includes handbooks for residential and commercial charging station installation as well as a community planning guide for PEVs.
California Center for Sustainable Energy: contains resources on fleet education and consulting, private vehicle rebate programs, and vehicle technology demonstrations including the Second Life Battery Project.
Plug-in America: electric vehicle advocacy group. Contains database on charging station models/types, vehicle makes and models, webinars on various topics, and a YouTube channel offering resources for PEV deployment,
Bay Area Climate Collaborative: California electric vehicle collaborative including reports on readiness checklists, smart grid integration, and regional EV planning in the San Francisco Bay Area.
U.C. Davis Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research: hub of collaboration and research on plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles for the State of California. Leader in research on consumer and driver behavior, grid impacts, battery reuse, PHEV pick-up trucks, and more.
Market Research and Action-oriented Reports
C2ES: An Action Plan to Integrate Plug-in Electric Vehicles with the U.S. Electrical Grid: C2ES convened the PEV Dialogue Group in early 2011 to create an Action Plan that identifies many of the steps that would be necessary to integrate PEVs with the electrical grid nationwide.
C2ES and Georgetown Climate Center: PEV Deployment in the Northeast: comprehensive literature review of PEV deployment in the Northeast with nationwide applicability.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Policy Priorities for Advancing the U.S. Electric Vehicle Market: policy recommendations for electric vehicles from leading transportation experts
Congressional Budget Office: Effects of federal tax credits for the purchase of electric vehicles: concludes that federal electric vehicle tax credits are an expensive means of reducing carbon emissions but acknowledges
Economic Competitiveness Research
Brookings Metro Center: Sizing the Clean Economy: 2010 study giving rough estimates of the number of clean tech jobs in the nation, including battery manufacturing and electric cars
Blue-Green Alliance: Driving Growth: contains estimates of the economic benefits of new corporate average fuel economy standards
Vehicle Market Forecasts
Center for Automotive Research: Deployment Rollout Estimate of Electric Vehicles, 2011-2015: includes electric vehicle estimates by state. Methodology based on hybrid penetrations.
- Table 5: Retail registration per 10,000 residents for top 20 states, 2007-2009
- Table 6: U.S. Retail hybrid registrations by State: 2007-2009 (Percent of Total Hybrid Fleet)
- Table 3: U.S. Retail Hybrid Registrations: 2007-2009 (Percent of Total Hybrid Fleet)
McKinsey Quarterly: Battery technology charges ahead: reviews developments in battery technology. Contains graphic that shows conditions required for BEVs and PHEVs to gain widespread adoption.
Incentives and Innovative Programs
University of Delaware: Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Research: details on V2G demonstration project and research from leaders in the space
Greening of Greenville: EV Ecosystem: innovative program supporting a charging network simultaneously with the introduction of vehicles into the marketplace for users to drive, on both a short-term basis, and mid-term rentals, to see if an EV can meet the needs of their business or lifestyle.
California Air Resources Board: Air Quality Improvement Program: California program to fund clean vehicle and equipment projects with multi-million dollar annual budget
Pecan Street: Mueller Street: research program testing “integrated clean energy smart grid of tomorrow” within a residential neighborhood. Neighborhood currently has the highest density of PHEVs in the country.
PEV and Charging Station Deployment
City of Atlanta: Electric Vehicle Deployment Municipal Best Practices Study: best practices on electric vehicle deployment from several different cities
City of New York: PLANYC Exploring Electric Vehicle Adoption in New York City: exploration of electric vehicle deployment strategies in New York City
Washington DOT, Department of Commerce, Puget Sound Regional Council: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure A Guide for Local Governments in Washington State: guidance for electric vehicle infrastructure, as mandated by House Bill 1481
Plug-in America: Hawaii EV Ready Guidebook for Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installations: guide for installing commercial charging stations; contains descriptions of innovative new financing models
FHWA: Interim Approval for Optional Use of an Alternative Electric Vehicle Charging General Service Symbol Sign (IA-13): charging station sign jointly developed by state DOTs
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs: Addressing Challenges to Electric Vehicle Charging in Multifamily Residential Buildings: study focuses on charging in multi-family dwellings
Energy, Emissions, and Transportation Statistics
HybridCars.com: Market Dashboard: national PEV sales by year
U.S. DOE Transportation Energy Data Book: comprehensive data booklet on energy use in transportation, in aggregate and broken down by vehicle segment.
- Light-Duty Vehicle Sales by Technology Type and Region
- Petroleum Consumption in Transportation by Region
- Real and Nominal Energy Prices and Expenditures for Electricity and Motor Gasoline by Region
- Transportation Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Electricity and Petroleum by Region
- Generation by Fuel Type and Emissions per kWh of electricity generation by Reliability Council Region
- Monthly electricity sales prices
- Significant potential for plug-in vehicles exists in U.S. housing stock
- The costs of oil dependence
- Table 3-11 - Sales Price of Transportation Fuel to End-Users (Updated April 2012)
- Table 3-12: Price Trends of Gasoline v. Other Consumer Goods and Services (Updated June 2009)
- Table 3-16: Personal Consumption Expenditures on Transportation by Subcategory (Updated October 2012)
- Table 3-17: Average Cost of Owning and Operating an Automobile (Updated July 2012)
- Table 3-29 - Federal, State, and Local Government Transportation-Related Revenues and Expenditures, Fiscal Year (Current $ millions) (Updated April 2010)
- Table 4-49: Estimated National Emissions of Particulate Matter (PM-2.5) (Updated July 2012)
- Table 4-51: Air Pollution Trends in Selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (Updated January 2012)
- Table 4-53: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector (Million metric tons of carbon) (Updated April 2012)
- HDF Disposition Of Highway-User Revenues, All Levels Of Government - 2010
- HF-1: Revenues Used for Highways, All Levels of Government - 2010
- HF-2: Total Disbursements for Highways, All Levels of Government - 2010
- Highway Statistics Series: Table VM-1 Annual Vehicle Miles Traveled and Related Data
U.S. EPA: Counties designated “nonattainment”: map of nonattainment areas in the nation
C2ES: Greenhouse gas emissions targets: map of states with GHG emissions targets
- Table 2-8 48-state Upstream Emissions and Percent Reductions from Base Case to PHEV Case in 2030
- Table 3-13 to 3-16: Electric-sector criteria pollutant emissions by NEMS EMM Region
- Table 4-1 to 4-6: Annual criteria pollutant emissions by state and source category (Base case and PHEV 2030 case)
- Table 3-2 Selected Results from Electric Sector Carbon Emissions Scenarios
- Table 5-3 GHG Emissions Reductions of PHEVs Compared to HEVs for MY2050
- Table 5-4 Annual CO2 Reduction from PHEVs in the Year 2050
- Table 5-5 Cumulative 2010-2050 GHG Reductions from PHEVs
UCS: State of Charge: Electric Vehicles’ Global Warming Emissions and Fuel-Cost Savings Across the United States: study showing the benefits of electric vehicles across different fuel sources
- Table 1: Annual Oil Savings if 469,000 Electric Vehicles Are Sold by 2015 (by State)
- Table 2: Metric Tons of Global Warming Pollution Prevented Annually by Electric Vehicles Sold 2012-2015 in Two Generation Scenarios
Public Fleet Deployment
IRS: Qualified plug-in electric and electric vehicle credit: IRS tax form. Explains how tax-exempt entities can receive the benefit of the tax credit through an auto dealership. Green fleet magazine gives a case study.
U.S. DOE: Electric vehicle maintenance: details how to maintain electric vehicles
PEV Deployment Groups
RMI’s Project Get Ready (local)