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An EV Future: Navigating the Transition

Oct. 14, 2021

U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Electricity


The wave of transportation electrification is on the horizon. With millions of personal and commercial electric vehicles set to hit U.S. roads in the coming decade, that wave may be more like a tsunami. Merging the transportation and electricity sectors has the potential to fundamentally transform how customers fuel vehicles and how goods are transported across the country. It will introduce new dynamics. It will involve myriad stakeholders across the sectors. It will redefine relationships, introduce new partnerships, and require new thinking. Electric vehicles offer exciting opportunities with numerous environmental and economic benefits, but change isn’t always easy and the road ahead will have many twists and turns. The report documents stakeholder perspectives on the many facets of the transition to electrified transportation and its integration with the electric grid.

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