Two utility CEOs on importance of electric vehicles, potential impact on reaching climate goals

Recently the utility industry announced a landmark partnership with the Department of Energy aimed at accelerating the deployment of electric transportation across the United States. The agreement, signed by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and EEI President Thomas Kuhn, is called the EV Everywhere Utility Partnership, or “EV Everywhere UP.” It builds on DOE’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, announced by President Obama in 2012, to help the U.S. become the first nation in the world to produce EVs that are as affordable for the average American family by 2022 as a 2012 baseline gasoline-powered vehicle.