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Electric Transportation
Key Facts
More than 50%
Cleaner

Driving on electricity emits 54% fewer carbon dioxide emissions per mile than the average new gasoline car.

Less than 1/2
Fuel Cost

EV drivers spend the equivalent of about $1.20 per gallon, based on average residential electric rates.

7 Million+
EV's On The Road

EV sales are forecasted to surpass 1.2 million per year by 2025.

EV Trends & Key Issues
  • Carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation were 27% below 2005 levels at the end of 2017.
  • Carbon dioxide emissions for the electric power sector are now 8% below transportation sector emissions.
  • Driving on electricity emits 54% fewer carbon dioxide emissions per mile than the average new gasoline car, based on U.S. EPA national electricity generation data.


Resources

Quarterly EV Sales in the United States
  • About 920,000 EVs are on the road in the U.S. (through July 2018).
  • Overall, 2018 sales are up 48% compared to 2017.
  • Q2 2018 was the best sales quarter ever with more than 69,000 EVs sold.


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Company Highlights
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  • Hawaiian Electric – DC Fast Charging

    Hawaiian Electric Company President and CEO Alan Oshima stands beside his own plug-in Ford Fusion at one of a dozen DC fast charging stations that the Hawaiian Electric Companies own and operate across their service territory on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. The company recently changed its pricing strategy from a flat rate to a time-varying rate to encourage drivers to charge midday when excess solar power is available. Learn More.

  • Electric Companies Support EV Ride-Sharing

    Electric companies are partnering with TNCs like Uber and Lyft to support EV driving for ride-sharing. Portland General Electric, Duquesne Light Company, and Rocky Mountain Power are among the companies to announce collaborations focused on educating TNC drivers about the benefits of EVs and facilitating charging infrastructure to ensure that more of the miles driven are electric. For example, Rocky Mountain Power (pictured), is helping to facilitate the build-out of public DC fast charging stations by leveraging a U.S. Department of Energy grant. Learn More.

  • Green Mountain Power - In-home Level 2 EV Charger

    Green Mountain Power (GMP) offers a free Level 2 charger for customers buying a new EV. Customers who already have an EV can get a charger for $9.99 per month on their energy bill. These chargers are integrated with GMP’s energy management platform and are dispatched during peak demand times to drive down costs for all customers. Customers who get a charger also can choose a flat rate for all their home charging, too. The “$29.99 EV Unlimited Plan” is a monthly fee that covers all the EV charging customers want, as long as it’s not during a GMP-scheduled peak event. The smart chargers can charge an EV fully in just a few hours and are Wi-Fi connected to allow GMP to manage the charging during these peak events. Learn More.

Members-Only Resources
July 2018
EV Hub Quarterly Update
May 2018
EV Hub Quarterly Update
March 2018
EV Infrastructure Filings: Current Issues, Arguments, and Outcomes
February 2018
Insights from Electric Company Filings Related to Transportation Electrification
Electric Lift Truck Educational Tool
EV Hub Registration for EEI Members
Fleet Asset Cost Model
Additional Resources
Electric Perspectives, July/August 2018
Transportation Electrification: The Bright Road Ahead for EVs
Electric Perspectives, July/August 2018
PG&E’s Geisha Williams Testifies on the Value of Electric Transportation
Electric Perspectives, July/August 2018
EEI Joins Automakers to Encourage Electric Transportation and EV Deployment
Electric Perspectives, May/June 2018
Nova Scotia Power: A Customer-Centric Approach
Electric Perspectives, March/April 2018
Reshaping Transportation Access and Mobility
Duquesne Light Partners with Uber
Electrification Of Bucket Trucks
EEI and IEI: Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Forecast Through 2025 and the Changing Infrastructure Required
Electric Power Industry Leading the Charge on EVs
Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption