Energy is a core issue at the heart of mobility. The electrification of transportation promises many benefits, including improved air quality in cities, increased consumer choice in transportation, and additional business opportunities for utilities. However, none of these benefits will be realized if users cannot quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively charge their vehicles at their own convenience.
Grid and charging infrastructure remains a challenge. Greater integration of renewables makes energy storage a challenge, and utilities need adaptable strategies to handle unexpected surge demand. The challenge lies in pooling together various flexible energy sources and build a fueling infrastructure to match it.