Electric Vehicle Fleet Electrification Subcommittee

A subcommittee of the SEPA electric vehicle working group to focus on issues related to fleet electrification and deployment.

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Make connections to other industry players working on the same issues

Share best practices and learn from colleagues

Group Focus

Topics for this subcommittee may include:

  • Electrification 101 for fleet managers
  • Electric fuel management
  • Light-, medium-, and heavy-duty electric vehicles — from sedans to school buses
  • Fleet electrification charging infrastructure
  • Best practices for deploying and operating electric fleet vehicles
  • Providing predictable energy costs from clean sources
  • Resilience and reliability for fleet operations

Three Year Goal For SEPA And EV Fleets

This subcommittee will tackle barriers to fleet electrification by identifying and disseminating win-win solutions for utilities and fleet customers, with the goal of accelerating fleet EV adoption, deploying infrastructure intelligently to meet fleet needs, minimizing grid impacts and leveraging EVs as grid assets.

Industry Challenges

Complexity for Fleets

EV charging interconnection processes may be a pain point for fleets. They are used to procuring fuel through a supply contract and may not be familiar with up-front costs, both for vehicles and infrastructure.
Rate Design

Designing commercial rates that appeal to fleets will be important to motivate EV adoption and incentivize load management.
EV Fleet Forecasting for Utilities

Distribution planners and engineers have limited information about the potential deployment of fleet EVs in their service territories and internally at their utilities and are unclear about where to get the necessary information.
EV Technology Options

Utilities need to understand how to build, optimize, and maintain charging infrastructure and ancillary technology, like energy storage and microgrids. Utilities also need to understand how to evaluate and compare different EV model options for specific use cases.
Opportunities for Vehicle-Grid Integration

Utilities and fleets need to better understand how managed charging and vehicle-to-grid will add value to the grid and to fleet customers.