Building codes supporting the operation of plug-ins.
Tie provisions of free home and public charge spots, and free or cheaper electricity, to utility override power or “no charge” times.
Charge stations provided at local employers/retailers and in high-traffic zones and parking areas with public and private money.
Provide affordable and available—or free—Level 2 home-charger/driveway circuit installation.
Support non-traditional OEMs, conversion shops, and other businesses with tax incentives, contracts.
Plug in owners get access to a “plug-in concierge”. Plug-in service is better than traditional service.
Invest in education for plug-in service technicians and plug-in crash safety training for fire/police.
Provide cash incentives to consumers for vehicles so that plug-in-premium is eliminated.
Introduce a government/3rd party sponsored battery warranty program to share the risk and to reduce the near-term cost of advanced batteries.
Launch major marketing plan to highlight the “empowerment, fun and energy independence” associated with plug-ins.
Bundle plug-in purchase with a “green power only” utility contract and discounts on home solar.
AMI installation, a smart grid upgrade, bike, bus pass, or light rail pass to high-light plug-in role in the green lifestyle.
Foster early roll-out in taxi fleets and rental cars.
Develop materials to educate the drivers of tomorrow by reaching students of all levels.
Install sub-meters (or Smart Grid) for plug-ins.
Greater Kansas City Plug-In Readiness Task Force
Formed Plug-In Readiness Task Force.
Using Project Get Ready Model.
Refine Plans – with your help.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Task Force Formed Approach, Mission, Objective, Sub-teams Defined Stakeholder Conference Develop Plan Implement Plan 2010
By August 2010, establish a comprehensive plan for the St. Louis Region that enables widespread adoption of plug-in vehicles, with follow-on implementation of the plan.
Form task force.
Follow a proven model.
Determine the major areas that need to be addressed.
Create mission/objectives and sub-teams.
Create a plan with community support and involvement.
Engage public officials for support.
Implement the plan.
Retail Demand Identify and create consumer and business demand for plug-in vehicles Government Policy Encourage adoption of best practices and emerging technology to enable roll-out of plug-in vehicles and easy deployment of infrastructure. Fleet Demand Identify and demonstrate fleet demand for plug-ins to vehicle manufacturers. Charging Infrastructure Ensure there are places to charge plug-in vehicles. Vehicle Availability Accelerate delivery of plug-in vehicles to this area by instilling confidence in the vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) regarding the area’s commitment to purchase and ability to support plug-ins. Incentives Identify incentives to encourage the adoption of plug-in vehicles.
Develop strategies and a comprehensive marketing plan to increase consumer demand
Create public education and marketing campaign.
Create a consumer education center.
Create signup mechanism for consumers and fleets to reserve plug-in vehicles.
Ensure public comment opportunities.
Create plug-in test drives and short term rental programs.
Partner with higher education institutions for demonstrations.
Build and document vehicle demand.
Identify current best practices, and develop strategies and governmental policies that can be adopted by cities, counties, and states to encourage wide-spread adoption of plug-in vehicles and to simplify deployment of infrastructure.
Develop a plan for pricing options in consultation with Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) and Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).
Through review of best practices, identify or develop sample governmental policies which may include but are not limited to:
Encourage replacement of public and private fleet vehicles with plug-in vehicles as existing vehicles are retired.
Coordinate with the PSC and ICC to determine regulatory structure and approach to issue.
Coordinate with other subgroup teams to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
Develop strategies and plans to educate fleet owners in developing business cases to commit to the deployment of plug-in vehicles into their fleets where they fit operational requirements.
Create education materials and campaigns directed to fleet decision makers.
Hold educational events where vehicle manufacturers can present to groups, such as NAFA and APWA, as an outreach to Fleet Managers.
Secure soft orders for plug-in fleet vehicles.
Identify and demonstrate fleet demand required by manufacturers before they will make plug-in vehicles available here.
Develop strategies and a plan to create an organized charging infrastructure in the metro area that includes charging stations at home, at the workplace, in public places, and at fleet facilities.
Create a strategy for establishing a network of charging stations.
Coordinate with Government Policy Sub-team to ensure building codes, permitting processes, and zoning ordinances support the strategy.
Coordinate with electric utility companies to manage impact to grid.
Plan the installation of charging infrastructure for public entities, businesses, and electric utilities for fleets and the general public.
Coordinate with the permitting authority to facilitate fast and easy installation of home charging station installations.
Include regulatory planning in cooperation with the government policy sub-team.
Work with government policy sub-team to initiate regulatory framework discussions with PSC and St. Louis.
Develop strategies and a plan to create a two-way communication channel with vehicle manufacturers that will define the conditions necessary for them to commit to delivery of plug-in vehicles to St. Louis Region by fall 2010.
Determine conditions necessary for OEM deployment of plug-ins to St. Louis by opening a two-way communication channel with major OEMs.
Streamline communication to Vehicle Availability stakeholders that might be approached by multiple sub-teams by providing internal communication within St. Louis Plug-In Task Force.
Build coalitions and attract businesses to St. Louis that are peripheral to plug-in vehicle manufacturing.
Demonstrate existing, and build up new metropolitan plug-in resources, such as training institutions, research bodies, and active plug-in–related coalitions.
Technician training program to supply technicians capable of supporting these vehicles.
First responder training program .
Create a climate that seeks to ensure availability of many types of plug-in vehicles in the area by end of 2010.
Develop strategies and a plan for the creation of a menu of incentives encouraging consumer and fleet purchase of plug-in vehicles.
Develop state / local incentives to encourage the purchase of plug-in vehicles and charging infrastructure.