The uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow across Canada every year, and as this happens, the role of utility companies in facilitating EV adoption and use also grows. In order to capture the current state of utility preparedness with regard to EV integration, Natural Resources Canada commissioned Pollution Probe to conduct a gap analysis study to examine ongoing challenges and opportunities related to interactions between EVs and local electrical grids in Canada.
The information contained in the ensuing report was collected through discussions that posed a series of eight questions to utility representatives who have experience working with EV-related technologies and practices. The report’s findings touch upon many specific issues related to EV deployment, and provide practical guidance on how to integrate significant numbers of EVs without making major investments in additional electrical generation or distribution infrastructure.
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