The creation of electrification 'ecosystems,' -- geographic areas in which all of the elements of an electrified transportation system are deployed -- is a crucial first step toward moving electric vehicles beyond a niche product into a dominant, compelling, and ubiquitous concept. So says the newly formed Electrification Coalition. The Coalition is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization committed to promoting policies and actions that will facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale to combat the economic, environmental, and national security vulnerabilities caused by U.S. dependence on petroleum.
The Coalition recently released the Electrification Roadmap, a report detailing the dangers of oil dependence, explaining the benefits of electrification, describing the challenges facing electric cars, and providing specific policy proposals to overcome those challenges.
The Electrification Roadmap presents the idea that by 2040, 75% of light-duty vehicle miles traveled in the U.S. should be electric miles. As a result, oil consumption in the light-duty fleet would be reduced by more than 75%, and U.S. crude oil imports could effectively be reduced to zero.
In addition to electrification ecosystems, the Roadmap proposes specific policies in batteries and vehicles, charging Infrastructure, electric power sector interface, and consumer acceptance. You can download a copy of the report here: