Week 52: Accelerating EV charging globally

Wishing you happy holidays and a great 2023, our editorial team has uploaded three new reports for you to explore. These reports cover a variety of topics, including: understanding the key benefits of smart charging, planning the development of electric vehicle (EV) charge points, and the current state of battery-electric truck charging.
In week 52 we added the following reports:

  • Standards for EV smart charging | ECOS
  • Accelerating EV charge point rollout through geospatial data | The Geospatial Commission
  • Charging solutions for battery-electric trucks | The ICCT

The reports are shared and available free of charge in our database.

Comprehending the key advantages of smart charging

The energy grid, as well as our cities, are being significantly impacted by the electrification of road transportation. We are transitioning from a fossil fuel-based system to one where automobiles can operate as mobile batteries that can be charged almost anywhere and no longer emit exhaust emissions. Smart technologies, such as smart charging, where data is shared between the charging infrastructure and the power grid, are needed to provide electric cars with a resilient, flexible charging network.

This report seeks to help people constructing local public charging infrastructure. It is intended to assist local government entities in comprehending the key advantages of smart charging, the part standards play in attaining these advantages, and how implementing the proper procurement procedures may assist in deploying charging infrastructure that is built to endure.

Standards for EV smart charging | ECOS

Standards for EV smart charging
Source: Standards for EV smart charging | ECOS

Planning the development of electric vehicle (EV) charge points

A fascinating shift to electric cars is taking place in the transportation industry. By 2030, the UK will no longer sell new gasoline or diesel automobiles and vans. And by 2035, all new cars and vans must be zero emission. To make this possible, a broad public EV charge point network is needed. The UK government has set a goal for this infrastructure: “to work for everyone, wherever they live, work, and travel.”

This study outlines activities to help local governments and companies plan the development of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints in the coming years. This is essential, as the UK government has set a goal of decarbonizing the entire transportation sector and reaching net zero emissions by 2050. To achieve this, all new cars and vans must have zero tailpipe emissions by 2035.

Accelerating EV charge point rollout through geospatial data | The Geospatial Commission

 Total public EV chargepoints UK forecast
Source: Accelerating EV charge point rollout through geospatial data | The Geospatial Commission

The current state of battery-electric truck charging

Less than 60,000 battery-electric trucks are now in use worldwide, with around 20,000 of them being sold in 2021. This indicates that the market is still in its infancy. The majority of them, between 3.5 and 8 tonnes, were on the lighter side of the spectrum and were sold in China, where 90% of them were sold. However, as more governments and truck manufacturers set sales phase-out objectives for combustion engine trucks, more models become accessible, and manufacturing capacity is raised, considerable market growth is anticipated in the upcoming years. It is essential to establish a strong ecosystem for the charging infrastructure as well as enough grid capacity early enough to avoid impeding the expansion of the fleet of electric vehicles.

This report provides an overview of battery-electric truck charging options, their price, and deployment timetable. Additionally, two case studies of Germany and the United States assess the effects of the demand for power and the grid, highlighting the need of planning ahead, the necessity for grid upgrades, and the possibilities of smart charging. The report concludes by cataloguing and compiling key findings from policy and experimental projects in China, Europe, and North America.

Charging solutions for battery-electric trucks | The ICCT

summary of truck charge types
Source: Charging solutions for battery-electric trucks | The ICCT

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