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Driving Smart Growth: Electric Vehicle Adoption and Off-Peak Electricity Rates

Peter Gunther, Fred Carstensen (), Marcello Graziano and Jill Coghlan

CCEA Studies from University of Connecticut, Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis

Abstract: This study examines the benefits that can emerge specifically in Connecticut during a shift from fossil-fueled to electricity-charged vehicles, with attention to their adoption's affect on electricity rates and transmission lines, and EV potential to reduce green house gases (GHGs). This study further demonstrates the value of a transiton to variable electric rates, to enable drivers to use smart-recharge mechanisms under off-peak rates, in preference to maintaining the current flat rates.

Keywords: Electric vehicle infrastructure; electric distribution evaluation. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q2 Q5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 34 pages
Date: 2011-08
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