Leveraging utility trusted advisor status to drive EV growth and grid reliability

Leveraging utility trusted advisor status to drive EV growth and grid reliability

The electric vehicle (EV) market continues to sizzle across the country, setting a record for quarterly sales in Q1 and Q2 of 2021. Through April 2021, EV sales were up 130 percent over 2020, and exceeded 2019 sales by 75 percent. Utilities have recognized the opportunity and are increasingly investing in programs to educate their customers on the benefits of transport electrification and to efficiently roll out the required charging infrastructure.

Clean Power Research has been working closely with our partner utilities to help educate their customers on the benefits of EVs, and manage their EV and EVSE programs. We’ve seen firsthand how customers using WattPlan® Advisor and PowerClerk® are actively facilitating EV adoption, encouraging optimal charging behaviors, and scaling their EV and EVSE programs. Further, through the central collection and sharing of EV program interest and adoption data, utility teams are securing valuable inputs for utility-wide planning.

A recent Plug In America study shows that a lack of consumer education and engagement tools are hindering EV adoption. The same study also revealed that EV buyers are increasingly looking to their utility for answers.

To learn more about how utilities can increase awareness of EV benefits and secure valuable EV insights to support grid planning and program design, check out my article published by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) titled, “Utilities: A Trusted Advisor for Transportation Electrification.”

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For any questions on transportation electrification best practices or how we can support your EV and EVSE programs, please contact us.