The Electrification Coalition has been supporting the City of Raleigh in the development of its Transportation Electrification Study, which was recently published by the City.
You can click here to view the study.
Many cities around the country have undertaken actions and policies to support transportation electrification to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support residents that choose to drive electric vehicles (EVs), enhance equitable access to clean mobility, and promote economic development. This study recommends efforts the City of Raleigh can undertake to advance transportation electrification both in its own operations and in the community more broadly.
This study was prepared by a consulting team under contract to the City of Raleigh, drawing on lessons and practices from around the country and informed by a series of engagements with City of Raleigh managers and staff. First, the consulting team met with the City of Raleigh project team to outline key steps in the project and develop a detailed project plan. This was followed by an information collection phase during which the consulting team met with City staff from multiple departments that are involved (or will become involved) in transportation electrification. This was accomplished through a series of interviews to collect information about current City-owned EV infrastructure, current and projected demand for transportation electrification, public-private partnerships, regional plans that may influence decisions and direction, and ideas about new EV infrastructure charging sites, investments, programs, and incentives. The consulting team produced a synthesis memo of information from this initial outreach (which included conversations with other interested regional stakeholders). The consulting team also developed a demand assessment memo (Attachment 2) with information on current and projected future demand for EV charging, recommendations for infrastructure placement, and an inventory of EV market predictors in Raleigh. The next phase of the project centered on an in-person meeting that covered key topics identified through the interviews and demand assessment memo. The consulting team compiled a presentation, delivered information, and answered questions about transportation electrification through a series of in-person discussions. The consultants developed additional research and education materials on key electrification topics to discuss during a third meeting with the City project team. During this meeting the consultants and City project team discussed prioritization and decision-making for key aspects of transportation electrification actions and strategies. This study is the culmination of these efforts and products.