North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative:
Plugging in from Mountains to Sea
6th Annual Unifour Air Quality Conference
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, North Carolina
June 15, 2012
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Sean Flaherty
Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition
Centralina Council of Governments
North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative:
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About Clean Cities: Mission
• Established by the US Department of Energy in 1993
• Clean Cities Goals:
– Decrease dependence on imported oil
– Support energy, economic, and environmental security
– Expand markets for AFVs and AFV refueling
infrastructure
– Improve local/regional air quality
– Strengthen local and regional
economies
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Clean Cities Today
• Nearly 100 active
coalitions in 45 states
• Over 775,000
AFVs being used
• Over 6,600
AFV stations
• 3 coalitions in NC:
- Centralina (Charlotte)
- Triangle (RTP)
- Land-of-Sky (Asheville)*
* Pending official designation
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Clean Cities Electric Vehicle Portfolio
• Since 1993, Clean Cities has funded more than 500 transportation projects nationwide.
• Clean Cities has distributed $357 million in project awards, which have leveraged an
additional $740 million in matching funds.
U.S. Electric Vehicle Charging Station Inventory
Vehicles
Fueling Stations
Clean Cities Electric Vehicle Inventory
Coalitions have made great strides in deploying electric vehicles in
the United States. Clean Cities efforts accounted for more than
49,000 of the electric vehicles on the road in 2009.
Source: Clean Cities Annual Metrics Reports, 2004-2009
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Today’s driver can find over 10,000 electric vehicle changing
stations across the country.
Source: Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC), either directly
(www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/stations_counts.html) or from historical
Transportation Energy Data Books
PEV Readiness: A National Initiative
• $ 8.5 million
nationwide
• 16 projects
across 24 states
Result / Product:
Publicly releasable
& replicable plans
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North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative:
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NC PEV and EVSE Penetration Estimate - Modified EPRI v2
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North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative:
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NC PEV and EVSE Penetration Estimate - Modified EPRI v2
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North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative:
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NC Grant Administrator for M2S Project:
• Centralina Council of Governments
Grant Sub recipients:
• Advanced Energy
• Land-of-Sky Regional Council
• NC Solar Center / NC State University
• Piedmont Triad Regional Council
• Triangle J Council of Governments
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North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative:
Plugging in from Mountains to Sea
NC PEV Taskforce
• Collaborative effort
Co-sponsored by:
– NC Department of
Commerce
– Advanced Energy
• Taskforce infused with
Funding from Mountains to
Sea (M2S)
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Local PEV Readiness
Plans
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Asheville
Charlotte
Piedmont Triad
Triangle
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North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative:
Plugging in from Mountains to Sea
Main Deliverable
Associated Elements
• Develop a Publically
Releasable and Replicable
Plan for PEV Readiness
• Maintain Project Updates on
NC PEV Taskforce Website
• All deliverables due no
later than September
2012*
• Community PEV Position
Papers
• Form Steering Committees
of Community Stakeholders
• Customize Community
Planning Matrix
• Cover Six Topic Areas
Photo: City of Raleigh solar-powered charging stations
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North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative:
Plugging in from Mountains to Sea
Six Work Areas
Community Planning Matrix
• Vehicles
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• Infrastructure
• Incentives
• Education & Outreach
Tool to guide steering committee
through the six working areas
•
Customize for each community
•
Prioritize action items
•
Document accomplishments
• Economic Development
• Policy, Codes & Standards
Photo: City of Asheville solar-powered charging stations
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Regional Electric Vehicle Advisory Committee
(REVAC) – Centralina Community
REVAC Meeting
April 12, 2012 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Discovery Place
Charlotte, NC
Photo: REVAC stakeholders discuss PEV readiness for the greater Charlotte region
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Photo: Discovery Place solar-powered charging station in the City of Charlotte
North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative:
Plugging in from Mountains to Sea
How to get involved:
• Statewide through the
NC PEV Taskforce
• Locally through
Community
Planning efforts
• Topically through
Working Groups
(Active both at state and local levels)
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Regional Electric Vehicle Advisory Committee
(REVAC) – Centralina Readiness Planning
Next Centralina Regional PEV Planning Meeting
Thursday, June 21st
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Cabarrus County Government Center
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North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative:
Plugging in from Mountains to Sea
Contact Information
Sean Flaherty
Centralina Council of Governments
(704) 668.6508
[email protected]
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