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2023 EV Symposium Agenda (1)

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12:00 - 1:00 pm | Lunch in the Sky Ballroom

Lindbergh AB

Day 1 Opening Session

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (2) Co-Chair
Allison Hamilton

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (3) Co-Chair
Richard Barone

Get Smart, LLC

1:00 - 1:15 pm
Welcome and Chair Remarks

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (4) Richard Barone
Get Smart, LLC

1:15 - 2:15 pm
The Road We’ve Traveled: Key Learnings from Innovative Utility Managed Charging Programs
Learn about EV managed charging programs from around the U.S. as well as the specifics of recent programs from Eversource, TXU, ComEd, and Puget Sound Energy. Each utility will share grid impact results and customer experience learnings. Wrap up includes a comparison of trends and insights plus a discussion of current best practices for designing and implementing customer-centric managed charging programs that maximize load impacts. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (5) Hilary Polis
Opinion Dynamics
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (6) Scott Dimetrosky
Rolling Energy Resources
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (7) Kelly Gunn
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (8) Graham Marmion
Puget Sound Energy
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (9) Jarrod Maddox
Vistra Corp.
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (10) Amy Findlay, P.E.

2:15 - 2:30 pm | Refreshment Break - Pre-Function Lindbergh

Lindbergh AB

Break Out A

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (11) Co-Chair
Nick Bengtson

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (12) Co-Chair
Rick Rosa


2:30 – 3:15 pm
Driving OEM-Based Dynamic Optimization Programs: Benefits and Lessons Learned
Lessons learned for active OEM-based managed charging pilots and design considerations for dynamic optimization charging programs. This will include insights from Xcel Energy’s EV managed charging program, focused on measuring program impacts, especially when impacts continue changing & improving over time. The 45-minute panel will include live audience polling, audience insights around capturing a baseline for managed charging programs, and Q&A.

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (13) Carlos Hill
Xcel Energy
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (14) Ryan DeKImpe
DTE Energy
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (15) Tiina Aardemae
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (16) Jason Lai

3:15 – 4:00 pm
The Devil’s in the Data: Challenges in Evaluating EV Managed Charging Programs
Load shapes and data from EV managed charging programs look very different from traditional DR resources, requiring us to re-think traditional evaluation approaches. In this interactive workshop, we’ll examine what’s unique about EV charging data, explore current EV evaluation methods including decisions on desired grid impacts and baseline selection, and we’ll review real world lessons learned. Attendees will gain insights into effective evaluation approaches. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (17) Laura Small
Opinion Dynamics

Lindbergh C

Break Out B

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (18)Co-Chair
Stacy Noblet

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (19)Co-Chair
Ross Malme


2:30 – 3:15 pm
Utilities, OEMs, and the Managed Charging Connection
Managed charging companies have launched pilot programs with electric utilities, including time-of-use rates and other demand management programs, and some have partnered directly with automotive OEMs. Some of these projects have benefited from standards-based integrations, including OpenADR, which reduce costs and speed time-to-market. Learn more about these partnerships, including their technical integrations, as well as the evolution of creative business partnerships between new industry players. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (20) Dave Erickson
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative - Partnership with GM Energy
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (21) Samuel Bordenave
SWTCH - Partnership with BC Hydro
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (22) Don Dulchinos
OpenADR Alliance
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (23) Josh Winkler
Blink Charging, Partnership with GM Energy

3:15 – 4:00 pm
How to Turn on Your EV Drivers (To Load Management)
We know ~1/3 of EVs are worth targeting for load management; that high peak contributors are valuable; and that finding and marketing to them using AMI meter data makes sense. Passive load management with AMI compliance monitoring can deliver 90% overnight charging EVERY day with <2% of charging during the peak, making it a winner! Join us to explore the keys to EV load management. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (24) Gary Smith
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (25) Jeff Myrom
Consumers Energy
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (26) Dave McKee
Jacksonville Energy Authority


Break Out C

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (27)Co-Chair
Kessie Avseikova

Opinion Dynamics
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (28)Co-Chair
Kirsten Millar

Virtual Peaker

2:30 – 3:00 pm
BGE Smart Charge Management Program
BGE’s Smart Charge Management Program categorizes EV charging into three customer groups: residential, commercial, and public fleets, and manages load from each using variations of on-demand response or curtailment. EV drivers are incentivized to participate through monthly bill credits but can opt-out if they need to charge immediately. Since its 2022 launch, program opt-outs have been < 1% with low unenrollments, benefiting Maryland's electric grid. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (29) Stephanie Leach
Baltimore Gas & Electric

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Winter EV Demand Response: Timing, Duration, Impacts and Customer Experience
Explore findings from AES Indiana's winter 2022-23 EV residential DR pilot which included 127 EnelX EV chargers and tested morning and evening DR events. Insights include daily EV charging load shapes; variability in charging behaviors by time, day, and temperature; and how charging demand compares with grid peaks. Presenters also compare charging patterns of DR-enrolled with TOU-enrolled EV customers, plus insights from a participant survey. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (30) Zachary Horváth

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Equitable EV Adoption in the Residential Rental Segment
Learn about a recent DOE study on barriers to EV charging and adoption in multi-unit dwellings. The study included an analysis of EV adoption patterns by zip code to assess whether geographies with higher MUD densities lagged. It also included interviews, analysis of EV telematics, and the development of a decision tool to help communities optimize the siting of EV charging to maximize MUD residents served. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (31) Deborah Newman
City of Colorado Springs
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (32) Steve Foreman
Rolling Energy Resources

4:00 - 4:30 pm | Refreshment Break - Pre-Function Lindbergh

Lindbergh AB

Day 1 Closing Session

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (33) Co-Chair
Laurie Duhan

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (34) Co-Chair
Kelly Helfrich

Resource Innovations

4:30 - 5:00 pm
Data-Based Transformer Replacement Sizing for EV Adoption

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (35) Deepak Aswani
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (36) Sachindra Dahal
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

5:00 - 5:30 pm
The Impact and Effectiveness of Time Varying Pricing on Electric Vehicle Charging Behavior

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (37) Josh Bode
Demand Side Analytics
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (38) Leslie Willoughby
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (39) Erich Kevari

5:30 - 6:30 pm
Sponsor Showcase Roundtable
Join us as 4 sponsors share case-study results in a fast-paced 3-minute format, followed by a moderated Q&A period.

7:00 - 10:00 pm
Dinner at the Henry Ford Museum

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7:00 - 8:00 am | Breakfast in the Sky Ballroom

Lindbergh AB

Day 2 Opening Session

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (40) Co-Chair
Ruth Kiselewich


2023 EV Symposium Agenda (41) Co-Chair
Joyce Bodoh

Rappahannock Electric Coop

8:00 - 8:45 am
Vehicle Grid Integration OEM Panel
Learn from OEMs involved in VGI utility pilots including BMW which focuses on infrastructure deferral; GM which explores V2H, V2G, and VPP solutions, plus OVGIP with Xcel Energy; and Ford’s participation in OVGIP with DTE Energy. Next, SMUD moderates an OEM discussion on the economic and utility value of EVs as a grid resource; managed charging approaches; customer acceptance; fleets; V2X interconnection; and the orchestration of industry-wide coordination among OEMs, EVSE manufacturers, EVSPs, and utilities. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (42) Adam Langton
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (43) Katie Peterson
General Motors (GM)
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (44) Dave McCreadie
Ford Motor Company
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (45) Deepak Aswani
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

8:45 - 9:30 am
Estimating Grid Impacts of Medium and Heavy-Duty Fleet Electrification
Electrification of the MHDV sector is critical to achieving climate goals, and both federal and state policies have helped to accelerate MHDV fleet electrification. However, commercial fleets vary significantly in charging cycles and behavior, often requiring rapid charges. Learn more about the likely trajectory of fleet electrification in utility service territories, where and when fleet vehicles would charge, and the potential impacts of their charging loads. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (46) Vivek Nath
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (47) Kajal Gaur
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (48) Jun Wen

9:30 - 10:00 am | Refreshment Break - Pre-Function Lindbergh

Lindbergh C

Break Out D

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (49)Co-Chair
Pauline Marcou

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (50)Co-Chair
Derek Kirchner

TRC Companies

10:00 – 10:30 am
Who's in Charge? PGE's Test Bed EV Charging Study
Learn about PGE’s EV Charging Study, performed via the Smart Grid Test Bed, which explores how and when customers charge their vehicles, plus utility-customer collaboration to optimize charging schedules in favor of excess localized energy production from renewables. Presenters will discuss the study’s research goals, how it layered onto existing managed charging programs, program design, and initial lessons learned since its February 2023 inception. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (51) Matthew Mills
Portland General Electric

10:30 – 11:00 am
Limits of EV Telematics Data
Using six years of data, FlexCharging will share what’s working, opportunities for OEM improvements, and how to set realistic program expectations. Presenters discuss how EV telematics work; whether they provide meter-quality, 15-minute interval data; the time needed to manipulate data to work around vehicle-specific quirks; how managed charging solutions can meet utility program goals; and if programs are constrained by automakers and cellular networks, and more. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (52) Brian Grunkemeyer

11:00 – 11:30 am
What’s Next for V2X? Learnings From the Largest V2G Trial
EVs make it possible for customers to store cheap green energy and use it to power their homes or sell it back to the grid. Drawing from multiple, favorable findings from a V2X trial with Kaluza, Nissan and OVO Energy, learn how V2X can accelerate progress towards net zero energy while providing customer savings, demand shift, and CO2 reductions when compared to unmanaged charging. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (53) Neel Gulhar
Kaluza Flex

Lindbergh AB

Break Out E

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (54)Co-Chair
Hilary Polis

Opinion Dynamics
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (55)Co-Chair
Katie Parkinson

Rolling Energy Resources

10:00 – 10:45 am
The OEM and EVSE Perspective on Managed Charging
OEMs and EVSE providers are under-represented in discussions about the future of managed charging. Presenters address their perspectives on V2L, V2H, V2B, V2G, and B2B partnerships, plus solutions to the current lack of standardized comm protocols. They also discuss frameworks for effective collaboration, compensation mechanisms, valuing grid services beyond managing system-wide peak, plus building good driver experiences and introducing utility programs into the EV buying experience. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (56) Moderator
Dr. Ashkan Kian

IEMS Solution
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (57) Kevin Schwain
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (58) Doug Sampson
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (59) Max Parness
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (60) Ed Mussi

10:45 – 11:30 am
Best Practices: EV-Ready Requirements in New Construction and Existing Buildings
EV-readiness in buildings, plus the implementation of new building codes and comprehensive approaches to existing building retrofits, can accelerate the energy transition. Learn about the development of new policies and building code changes that enabled several Canadian municipalities to have 100% EV-ready requirements for new residential construction, plus significant requirements for new commercial buildings. U.S. municipalities, states, and utilities will benefit from lessons already learned. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (61) Brendan McEwen
Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (62) Peter Russell, MCIP, RPP
City of Richmond


Break Out F

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (63) Co-Chair Troy Eichenberger
Tennessee Valley Authority
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (64)Co-Chair
Tom Breare

Octopus Energy

10:00 – 10:45 am
Harmonization of eV and Electricity Ecosystems -PLMA/GLMIG
Government, the private sector, and OEMs are investing billions into EV charging infrastructure. However, the communication technology and protocols to support EV charging are NOT adequate to support grid services, such as volt/var and frequency support necessary for V2X deployments. Presenters discuss the divergent paths of EV charging and electricity grid ecosystems, and how to harmonize them or risk jeopardizing all grid reliability and resilience. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (65) Jon Hilowitz
Orange and Rockland Utilities
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (66)Scott Coe
Grid Optimize
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (67)Ross Malme
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (68)Austin Chambers
Kitu Systems

10:45 – 11:30 am
A Transactive Energy Platform for Optimal V1G and V2G Management
EV fleet growth requires costly power distribution grid upgrades, and necessitates short- and mid-term EV charge management solutions. In this workshop, presenters will discuss the implementation of transactive-energy-based EV-fleet management using North American case studies. Learn about a TE platform with autonomous bid/offer submissions to EVSE aggregators, negotiation capabilities, e-contract signing and financial settlements, plus DERMS-based TE market clearing with different utility objective functions. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (69) Dr. Elizabeth Cook
Duquesne Light Company (DLC)
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (70) Kinnera Angadi

11:30 - 11:35 am | Refreshment Break - Reconvene in Lindbergh AB

Lindbergh AB

Day 2 Closing Session

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (71)Co-Chair
Robin Maslowski

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (72) Co-Chair
Meghan Jennings

Rappahannock Electric Coop

11:35 am - 12:05 pm
Managed Charging to the Rescue: Cambridge, MA in 2033
EVs pose a challenge to grid stability, particularly in dense, urban areas where building out infrastructure to support increased load is not an easy option.Eversource is investigating how different managed charging program designs can help to mitigate EVs impact to the local grid with particular focus on areas already known to be capacity constrained, such as the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. This presentation will discuss how our understanding of travel patterns, customers, and charging behavior led to the development of scenarios to inform program design. Looking 10 years into the future, we will also examine the projected efficacy of different program designs as compared to the unmanaged scenario. Read Full Description >

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (73) Amy Findlay, P.E.
2023 EV Symposium Agenda (74) Mahfuz Shuvra

12:05 - 12:15 pm

2023 EV Symposium Agenda (75)Robin Maslowski

12:00 - 1:00 pm | Lunch in the Sky Ballroom


Will there be enough electricity for electric cars? ›

Despite expecting 12.5 million electric cars by 2035, California officials insist that the grid can provide enough electricity. But that's based on multiple assumptions — including building solar and wind at almost five times the pace of the past decade — that may not be realistic.

How many EV chargers are in Alabama? ›

169 Public Electric Vehicle Charging Locations Available in Alabama.

Can the US grid handle electric cars? ›

Can the power grid actually handle that many electric cars? In simplest terms, yes, it can. But the deeper answer is a bit more complicated. The capacity is there, but to truly handle this new surge in EV grid demand, it will take planning on the part of utility companies across the U.S.

What is the EV incentive in Alabama? ›

Alabama Power customers can receive a one-time $500 rebate for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 (240V) charger at their home with our Home Charger Rebate. EV home charging provides an affordable and convenient way to charge, allowing your vehicle to charge while you sleep.

What would happen if the US switched to all electric vehicles? ›

The US would need to produce 20-50% more electricity annually if all cars were electric vehicles.

How much electricity would be needed if all cars were electric? ›

That's about a 500% increase since the early 1960s. Many experts believe that a complete transition to electric vehicles will require as much as 1.25 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. Adding 30% more capacity in the next 20 years is thought to be feasible in light of past increases.

What state has the highest number of electric cars? ›

The highest number of plug-in electric cars per capita is in California, followed by Hawaii. The highest adoption ratio appears to be along the West Coast and the Northeast. Plug-in electric vehicle registrations per 1,000 people in 2022: California: 27.55.

What city has the most EV chargers? ›

Most EV-Friendly Metropolitan Areas
RankMetroTotal Chargers
1San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA14,083
2San Diego, CA3,450
3Los Angeles, CA18,287
4Denver, CO4,128
6 more rows
Mar 2, 2023

What state has the most electric chargers? ›

It comes as no surprise that California has the most charging facilities for electric cars when taking into account the fact that more than 345,800 electric vehicles were sold in the state.

What state requires all cars to be electric? ›

Yes. California is only requiring that all NEW cars sold in 2035 and beyond are zero-emission vehicles which includes battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles.

Is there enough lithium for electric cars? ›

While the world does have enough lithium to power the electric vehicle revolution, it's less a question of quantity, and more a question of accessibility. Earth has approximately 88 million tonnes of lithium, but only one-quarter is economically viable to mine as reserves.

Can electric cars overload the power grid? ›

Experts are not expecting electric vehicle charging to overload the grid and there are number of reasons for this confidence. In August 2022, the National Grid described the issue of the grid not being “able to handle the increase in EVs,” as a myth.

Does Alabama tax electric cars? ›

Yes, Alabama charges electric car owners an extra $200 annually on top of standard registration fees. Buyers of hybrid vehicles must pay an additional $100. Beginning July 1, 2023, and every fourth year thereafter, EV fees will increase by $3.

How do I claim federal tax credit for EV charger? ›

To claim the federal tax credit for your home EV charger, or other EV charging equipment, file Form 8911 with the IRS when you file your federal income tax return. You will need your receipts that show the purchase price of the EV charger and any fees for installation of the charger.

What is the make ready program in Alabama Power? ›

Alabama Power's Make Ready Program is designed to provide rebates to customers for installing electric chargers at their facilities. Customers are responsible for installation, operation and maintenance of charging infrastructure behind the customer meter.

Will there be gas cars in 2050? ›

By 2050, there will be about 3 billion light-duty vehicles on the road worldwide, up from 1 billion now. At least half of them will be powered by internal combustion engines (ICE), using petroleum-based fuels.

Will electric cars ever replace gas? ›

While electric cars will not be replacing gas-powered vehicles in the near future, the process of internal combustion engines becoming obsolete has already begun according to Kiplinger. Many things need to change to fulfill electric car future predictions.

How electric vehicles are bringing out the worst in US? ›

We quote from the Guardian: The US's transition to electric vehicles could require three times as much lithium as is currently produced for the entire global market, causing needless water shortages, Indigenous land grabs, and ecosystem destruction inside and outside its borders….

What are the disadvantages of electric vehicles? ›

Seven disadvantages of electric cars
  • Limited Battery Range. The average petrol car can easily do four or five hundred miles on a tank of petrol. ...
  • Battery Lifespan Concerns. ...
  • Charging Infrastructure Worries. ...
  • Long Charging Times. ...
  • Low Top Speeds. ...
  • More Expensive to Buy. ...
  • Environmental Impact.
Dec 15, 2022

How much electricity does a electric car use to go 100 miles? ›

This study breaks down the overall cost of buying and operating gas cars vs. electric cars. But while the upfront cost of electric vehicles will likely be higher, it is much cheaper to power your car via electricity. On average, an electric vehicle uses around 30kwhs to travel 100 miles.

How much more is an electric car over a gas car? ›

And given the higher sticker prices for EVs — which can cost at least $10,000 more than the equivalent gas-powered car — that could tip the balance for some car buyers.

What state has the least electric cars? ›

The most recent federal data on EV adoption rates shows that North Dakota (roughly 400 vehicles), Wyoming (500) and South Dakota (700) have the fewest EV registrations in the nation.

What company has sold the most electric vehicles? ›

Tesla remains on top by a far margin, accounting for 65% of total EV sales in the United States in 2022.

What state has the least Tesla's? ›

The state with the least amount of Tesla Model 3 registrations is Michigan. It is preceded by Alaska, North Dakota, Wyoming and South Dakota. At first glance, the Model 3 doesn't look as popular in the colder states.

Who owns the most EV charging stations in the US? ›

If you're wondering what company makes EV charging stations and has a large established user base, ChargePoint is the answer. With more than 174,000 charging stations around the world, ChargePoint's is one of the biggest electric vehicle charging companies out there, which lends it a decent bit of brand recognition.

What is the electric car capital of the United States? ›

ATLANTA (Atlanta News First) - Gov. Brian Kemp has referred to Georgia as the electric mobility capital of America. The state's website reports more than 30,000 electric vehicles are registered in Georgia, and just over 1,600 charging stations are scattered mostly throughout metro areas.

Who has the largest EV charging infrastructure? ›

ChargePoint counts as the largest electric vehicles charging company. This EV charging giant offers hardware (charging infrastructure) and software for EV charging, as well as running its own network of EV charging stations. ChargePoint has 158,000 chargers delievers around the world.

What state has the least charging stations? ›

Conversely, Alaska has the fewest total number of EV charging outlets followed by the Dakotas. We will give Alaska a pass since nearly 50% of the state remains uninhabited, but North and South Dakota have some catching up to do.

Is the US building more charging stations? ›

WASHINGTON – Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its latest actions to advance the President's vision of building 500,000 EV chargers by 2030 and delivering a convenient, reliable, and Made-in-America electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

Who has more chargers Tesla or Electrify America? ›

Tesla Supercharger Network Tesla Inc. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Tesla has over 1,600 Supercharger stations in the U.S., with over 17,000 fast-charging ports. Electrify America is next in line, with about 800 stations and 3,600 fast-charging ports.

What happens to electric cars in a power outage? ›

It is possible to charge your electric vehicle (EV) during a power outage. But you may not need to; as long as your EV has some charge left, your car can likely go a few days between charges.

What 17 states are banning gas vehicles? ›

As of May 13, CARB lists 17 other states — New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Washington, Oregon, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, Virginia, and New Mexico — as those that have adopted California's vehicle standards under Section 177 of the ...

What states plan to ban gas cars? ›

All of the planned bans are in coastal states: In addition to California and Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington have made the commitment to stop allowing sales of new gas-powered vehicles after 2035.

What happens if lithium runs out? ›

Running Out of Lithium

An inability to produce enough lithium would result in severe delays to the roll out and implementation of electric transport and renewable power – as such, it is fair to question whether there is enough of the prized element to meet global needs.

What happens to electric car batteries when the car is retired? ›

Yes, when EV batteries reach the end of their working life, they will be recycled. In the US, when the typical 8- to 10-year battery warranty has expired, most EV providers can reuse the batteries for a second or third time.

What will replace lithium-ion batteries? ›

Researchers at Vienna University of Technology have developed an oxygen-ion battery based on ceramic materials that has a longer lifespan than lithium-ion batteries. The new battery can be regenerated and does not require rare elements, making it an ideal solution for large energy storage systems.

What happens when an electric car runs out of power on the highway? ›

A tow truck can rescue an EV stuck on the side of the road the same way it can a gas-powered car. However, before you call roadside assistance, it is worth trying to turn the EV off and back on if you're close to a charging station.

What happens if the grid has too much electricity? ›

If too much electricity is fed into the grid in relation to the quantity consumed, the electrical frequency increases. Since power plants are designed to operate within a certain frequency range, there is a risk that they will disconnect from the grid after a period of time. .

How much electricity does an electric car use in a year? ›

Average driving distance in the US

Using the average EV's energy consumption, a home EV charger would use around 11.81 kWh per day to charge the car to replenish the range driven. This translates to about 353.3 kWh per month and 4,310.65 kWh per year.

Why can't you buy a Tesla in Alabama? ›

Answer #1: Franchise laws

The first reason for the state bans: Tesla insists on operating its own dealerships, rather than offering franchises (local dealerships, which buy the cars from the manufacturer) like those of GM, Ford, Toyota, Honda, and others.

How much is tag fee for electric car in Alabama? ›

Electric Vehicle (EV) Fee

All-electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $200 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $100. Beginning July 1, 2023 and every fourth year thereafter, EV fees will increase by $3.

How does buying an electric car affect your taxes? ›

People who buy new electric vehicles may be eligible for a tax credit as high as $7,500, and used electric car owners may qualify for up to $4,000 in tax breaks as of 2023.

How does the 2023 EV tax credit work? ›

You may qualify for a credit up to $7,500 under Internal Revenue Code Section 30D if you buy a new, qualified plug-in EV or fuel cell electric vehicle (FCV). The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 changed the rules for this credit for vehicles purchased from 2023 to 2032.

How much does it cost to install a Tesla charger? ›

Cost. Installation pricing can vary depending on your home charging hardware and electrical system. A straightforward installation can range from $750 - $1,500. However, if there are additional items needed to complete your installation, the price will be adjusted accordingly.

What is the 30C tax credit for 2023? ›

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit for businesses

1, 2023, and Dec. 31, 2032, your business may be eligible to receive a 30% tax credit up to $100,000 under the 30C Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit.

How much is the deposit to get power turned on in Alabama? ›

Yes - an account establishment charge (AEC) of $40.00 will be included on your first month's bill.

Is Alabama Power giving rebates? ›

(WIAT) — Alabama Power will be giving refunds to residential customers this August after over-collecting money in 2022.

How much does a utility assistant at Alabama Power make? ›

Average Alabama Power Company Utility Worker hourly pay in the United States is approximately $17.57, which is 6% above the national average.

How long will an all electric car last? ›

The average lifetime mileage of an ICE vehicle is about 133,000 miles. While experts estimate the average EV battery will last around 200,000 miles, some manufacturers already promise much more than that.

Will utility companies benefit from electric vehicles? ›

EVs can offer sizable benefits to utilities, but only if they start preparing now. With a forecast of 9.6 million electric vehicle (EV) charging ports required by 2030, utilities need to take a proactive approach to preparing for these new loads.

Will electric cars be faster than gas? ›

Quick vs.

Electric cars are capable of being quicker than gas-powered cars, but EVs aren't yet capable of going faster. Our little zero to 60 scenario is a good example. Gasoline cars do have a performance advantage when those top speeds are being sustained for longer periods of time.

How many pounds of lithium does it take to make a car battery? ›

A typical EV battery has about 8 kilograms of lithium, 14 kilograms of cobalt, and 20 kilograms of manganese, although this can often be much more depending on the battery size – a Tesla Model S' battery, for example, contains around 62.6 kg (138 pounds) of lithium.

How much lithium ore does it take to make a car battery? ›

A compact EV battery (Nissan Leaf) uses about 4kg (9 lb) of lithium, and if every man, woman and teenager were to drive an electric car in the future, a lithium shortage could develop.

Are there enough rare earth metals for electric cars? ›

The world has enough rare earth minerals and other critical raw materials to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy to produce electricity and limit global warming, according to a new study that counters concerns about the supply of such minerals.

Will electric cars ever go 500 miles? ›

Lightyear EV Is Sun Powered, Has a Claimed 500-Mile Range, Will Cost under $40K. Lightyear, a Dutch startup, has opened the waiting list for its second model—the first destined for America. The Lightyear 2 is an upcoming solar-powered EV, and a waiting list as well as more details about it were announced at CES 2023.

How much does it cost to replace a battery in an electric car? ›

How Much Does an EV Battery Cost to Replace? EV battery replacements range from $5,000 to $20,000 based on the pack, size and manufacturer. If a battery is within its manufacturer warranty, typically 8 years and 100,000 miles, then you should get a replacement battery at no extra cost.

What is the problem with electric car batteries? ›

If EV batteries continue to be made of lithium ion, the primary concerns are: 1) labor practices for mining cobalt; 2) environmental impacts of extracting lithium; 3) sufficient supply of materials for EV batteries; 4) carbon emissions from battery manufacture; and 5) toxic waste from disposal of used batteries.

What are the drawbacks of electric vehicles? ›

Seven disadvantages of electric cars
  • Limited Battery Range. The average petrol car can easily do four or five hundred miles on a tank of petrol. ...
  • Battery Lifespan Concerns. ...
  • Charging Infrastructure Worries. ...
  • Long Charging Times. ...
  • Low Top Speeds. ...
  • More Expensive to Buy. ...
  • Environmental Impact.
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Who will benefit most from EV? ›

The Industries That Will Benefit Most From Electric Cars
  • Battery Providers.
  • Transport.
  • Utility Providers.
  • Ecommerce.
  • Delivery.
  • EV Manufacturers.
Mar 24, 2022

What are the disadvantages of electric cars on the environment? ›

Making electric cars creates more emissions

The raw materials for making the car have to be mined, and the process of mining creates a lot of greenhouse gases. Then the raw materials have to be refined before they can be used, which again emits more greenhouse gas.

Are electric cars cheaper in the long run? ›

The 2021 study compared vehicles of multiple sizes and found that while the total cost of ownership over 15 years is similar between electric vehicles and their gas-powered counterparts, electric vehicles are slightly cheaper to operate per mile.

How long do electric car batteries last? ›

Most manufacturers have a five to eight-year warranty on their battery. However, the current prediction is that an electric car battery will last from 10 – 20 years before they need to be replaced.

Will charging electric cars ever be as fast as pumping gas? ›

New technology may accelerate charging speeds for electric vehicles by 200 times, meaning that filling a battery may take less than 10 seconds.


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