Expansion of electric vehicle infrastructure is imperative to the success of EV adoption. While demand remains unknown, many experts have forecasted over a million EVs will enter the US market in the next decade (Levin, 2010). If hybrid adoption rates are an indicator of EV adoption, then the City of Berkeley (CoB) can expect to have one of the highest EV adoption rates in the country.
While CoB is interested in investing in EV infrastructure, this does create financial risk. In order to maximize citizen benefit while minimizing the city’s financial risk, Team dEVA recommends the following three high level strategies (see presentation)