Beneficial Electrification of Transportation

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Report on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation

Guiding Principles for Beneficial Electrification of Transportation: A Framework for Transportation Electrification in Illinois” is the result of a collaborative effort spearheaded by Dr. Elizabeth A. Kocs building on collaborative workshops spanning six months of meetings and discussion sessions with numerous local, regional and national stakeholders and respective representatives. This Report represents the discussions as a whole and is an amalgamation of everything that UIC and Dr. Kocs have seen from the workshops it hosted as well as recent events since the conclusion of the workshops that may provide additional insight and guidance on the topic of beneficial electrification of transportation. The goal of the report is to provide proactive, innovative and sustainable solutions to address climate change, fossil fuel usage, community and economic development, and efficiency issues. The content of the report also demonstrates the potential of transportation electrification to create manufacturing and supply chain jobs, increase involvement in trades, open opportunities for BIPOC communities, reduce sick days taken from school and work, and so much more.

Kocs, Elizabeth (2021): Guiding Principles for Beneficial Electrification of Transportation: A Framework for Transportation Electrification in Illinois. University of Illinois at Chicago. Report. https://doi.org/10.25417/uic.13693678

Series of Workshops on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation

Overview of UIC Workshops on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation

The UIC Workshops on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation addressed issues surrounding electric vehicle adoption and deployment in Illinois. Relevant stakeholders were invited to participate. The goal of the workshop was to develop guiding principles for transportation electrification for the State of Illinois.

The UIC EV Workshops was a series of workshops over the course of six months.

FOCUS AREAS

The broader framework for the series of workshops was Policy and Regulatory constructs. The following focus areas were considered for the workshop series:

  1. Consumers and Social Equity – February 24, 2o2o
  2. Infrastructure – Technology, Installation and Ownership – May 18, 2020 & June 15, 2020
  3. Pilots, Programs and Partnerships – August 3, 2020

DISCUSSION GROUPS

UIC EV Workshops – Breakout Sessions

Each workshop was designed to build upon the content from the previous workshop. Across each topic area, the following use cases were included in the small breakout discussion groups:

  1. Residential and multi-unit dwellings – with and without dedicated parking
  2. Workplace, community and destination charging
  3. Public DC fast charging infrastructure for specific use cases, i.e., TNCs, corridors, long distance
  4. Medium- to Heavy-duty vehicles – CTA, School buses, Proterra, Amazon, FedEx, UPS, etc.

Some potential recommendations emerging from the workshops included a variety of guidelines for: economics of charging infrastructure, potential design of utility programs/pilots, and potential tariff and rate design, among others.

The 3rd UIC Workshop on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation focused on Pilots, Programs and Partnerships for Transportation Electrification.

The 2nd UIC Workshop on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation focused on Transportation Electrification Infrastructure – Technology, Installation and Ownership.

The 1st UIC Workshop on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation focused on Consumers and Social Equity in Transportation Electrification.