Managing the Energy Transition: Scaling Up Deployment of EV Charging Infrastructure – IRF & AASHTO Foresight Session 12 at PIARC World Congress 2023
October 6 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm CEST
About the Event
Strategies to set the world on a net-zero carbon trajectory look at electrification of transport as one of the key instruments to achieve this ambitious target. Many higher-income countries have made major commitments to deploy Electric Vehicles (EVs) and the necessary charging infrastructure. How are road agencies addressing the technical, social, political, and economic issues related to such a major undertaking? For low- and middle-income countries, the transition to electric mobility brings additional benefits in terms of air quality, last-mile connectivity, and dependency on imported fuel. EVs come at a cost premium, sometimes more than 70% compared to conventional vehicles, creating a financial hurdle for many consumers in developed and developing countries. A new World Bank report, The Economics of Electric Vehicles for Passenger Transportation, found that investing in electric vehicle charging infrastructure can be up to six times more effective at encouraging EV purchases than subsidies.
To address the issue and in the framework of the PIARC World Congress 2023 the International Road Federation (IRF) together with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will hold a Foresight Session “Managing the Energy Transition: Scaling Up Deployment of Charging EV Infrastructure” on 6 October at 9:30 – 13:00 in South Hall 2 (2nd floor).
The session will address the following questions:
– What’s the business case for electric mobility, and how does it articulate in different regions of the world?
– What’s the role that charging infrastructure plays and can play in accelerating the transition to electric mobility?
– What actions can governments and financial institutions take to facilitate and scale up equitable deployment?