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Driven by a need to reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants and to decrease reliance on imported petroleum, the paradigm shift to Electric Vehicles is taking shape. With the inherent changes moving to electrification, local governments are in the unique position of being responsible for ensuring the safety and compliance of the people in and around their communities, and also need to make decisions for the municipality’s operations.
As part of collaborative project with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Becoming EV Ready Program, this document has been developed by Green Ways 2Go to support local governments for making informed decisions as we move into this new transportation paradigm. This Guide endeavors to answer the myriad of questions that are inevitably raised while considering the various perspectives of local governments, including EV and EV charging purchasing, planning, project specification and more.
The EV Readiness Checklist is part of collaborative project with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus’ Becoming EV Ready Program and is intended to help local governments get ready for the future electrification of transportation. The Program is to be launched December 2022 for a cohort of 30 municipalities,
This comprehensive list broadly considers municipal jurisdiction and influences in the advancement of electric vehicles (EV) and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Municipalities may use this checklist for planning and to guide actions towards EV readiness.
The recommended actions will support municipalities in developing and implementing safe and effective policies and practices for EV charging and support of the overall market. The Checklist focuses on areas of municipal authority and influence. It is expected that each community will review and consider those ideas that best fit their respective communities, budgets and timelines. It is not necessary to complete all of the actions to be EV Ready, but rather the intent is to provide ideas to consider short and longer term. Actions are not prioritized, and specific solutions, tools and examples are not yet available
The Program is to be launched December 2022 for a cohort of 30 municipalities.
NEW Version, New Content! Details the range of decision factors related to planning through installing EV Charging Stations and supporting electrical infrastructure in MFDs, including identifying current EV charging capacity for EV charging infrastructure installations and planning requirements for expanding capacity over time for existing retrofits or new construction, plus costing and cost recovery, EV charging station decisions, billing and electricity metering, signal amplification and more.
When considering installing multiple EV charging stations in your multiple family dwelling, an early recommendation is to survey the residents to determine if and when EV purchases are being considered. Based on this, facility owners, HOAs and Co-op boards can assess how many EV charging stations to plan for and when. This document provides a simple set of questions that can help inform the collective demand.
WEBINAR: Electric Vehicle Charging for Multi-Unit Dwellings
Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) hosted a webinar on the Vehicle Charging Innovations for Multi-Unit Dwellings on October 19, 2022. Green Ways 2Go was one of the featured speakers on the subject of decision making for MUDs. Follow the links to download the slides and gain access to the recorded presentation.
This document provides a framework for a wide range of facility owners and applications considering investments in Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions (EVCS). Decisions relate to the applications of electrified vehicles, the goals of the host facility, the types of EVs and their usage, and the power capacity of the facility, including electrical power upgrades and more.
Presented in February 2022 by Green Ways 2Go, as part of the Illinois Commerce Commission’s Beneficial Electrification Workshop Program, this document covers the basics of EV charging infrastructure and what needs to be considered to make the facility (behind the meter) and the utility (to the meter) ready to support EV charging within facilities, such as commercial buildings, fleet operations, and multiple family dwellings. Also discusses range of incentives for make ready investments.
As part of the national effort to raise awareness regarding transportation elecrification and expansion of Compressed Natural Gas along the US Interstates, an outreach program has been launched to inform stakeholders about the related programs, policies and incentives in place and planned.
While the I-80 Clean Fuels Corridor extends from New Jersey to the Iowa-Nebraska border, this session is intended for Illinoisans who learned about the project, funding availability, and provide suggestions on how and where to station locations. Attendees included:
- Fuel providers
- Potential site hosts and investors (e.g., convenience stores, fueling stations, hotels, travel destinations, developers)
- Municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations, and councils of government
- Energy, transportation, and sustainability officials
- Fleets using, or open to using, alternative fuels
- Community members
The Alternative Fuel Corridors Study maps the current locations and usage patterns of petroleum alternatives, evaluates criteria for siting and communicates readiness factors for sites and the refueling market to be ready and be successful when making investments. Green Ways 2Go authored this useful report and was contracted by the US Department of Energy’s Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC).
Ideas for calculating all in factors with alternative fuel vehicles, infrastructure, incentives, time value of money and more.