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Driving Smart Growth: Electric Vehicle Adoption and Off-Peak Electricity Rates

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  • Peter Gunther
  • Fred Carstensen
  • Marcello Graziano
  • Jill Coghlan

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This study examines the benefits that can emerge specifically in Connecticut during a shift from fossil-fueled to electricity-charged vehicles, with attention to their adoption's affect on electricity rates and transmission lines, and EV potential to reduce green house gases (GHGs). This study further demonstrates the value of a transiton to variable electric rates, to enable drivers to use smart-recharge mechanisms under off-peak rates, in preference to maintaining the current flat rates.

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  • Peter Gunther & Fred Carstensen & Marcello Graziano & Jill Coghlan, 2011. "Driving Smart Growth: Electric Vehicle Adoption and Off-Peak Electricity Rates," CCEA Studies 2011-August-01, University of Connecticut, Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis.
  • Handle: RePEc:uct:cceast:2011-august-01
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    Keywords

    Electric vehicle infrastructure; electric distribution evaluation.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation

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