Electric Vehicle Readiness Workbook
The Southeast Regional EV Readiness Workbook is now available. To download your copy, please follow the below link to the download page.
Over the past several years, Americans have increasingly realized the need for an alternative to petroleum-based transportation. Rising and unstable gasoline prices have severely strained our economy and have led to inflationary pressures. Continued turmoil in the Mid-East leaves our oil supply and economy vulnerable. Poor air quality from vehicle emissions causes asthma and lung disease, especially in children and the elderly. Plug-in electric vehicles are an opportunity to address many of these issues. These zero- and low-emission vehicles use low cost, domestically produced energy. However, to have a positive impact on the economy, energy security, and the environment, community stakeholders will need to adopt policies that support awareness, acceptance, and adoption of electric vehicles (EV).
EV Readiness is a collection of strategies, policies, and actions that empower a community to support the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and, as a result, derive the associated benefits. The purpose of this workbook is to introduce the concept of EV Readiness to community stakeholders in the Southeast—and in particular, in the Tri-State region of Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. The workbook provides resources and tools to enable a community to become EV Ready. “EV Readiness” requires the adoption of a number of strategies and policies from a variety of stakeholders to support the deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
This workbook is a product of the Southeast Regional EV Readiness Planning Program, one of sixteen Clean Cities Community Readiness and Planning for Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Readiness grants from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Southeast Regional EV Readiness Planning Program is a collaborative effort between the following partners:
- Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
- Center for Transportation and the Environment
- Clean Cities-Atlanta
- Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
- Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham
- South Carolina Institute for Energy Studies at Clemson University
- Southern Company
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuel Data Center and the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Project Get Ready were valuable resources in the preparation of the workbook and readers are encourage to visit both organizations’ web sites for additional information.