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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Electric Truck & Bus Grid Integration, Opportunities, Challenges & Recommendations

CALSTART, 48 S. Chester Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106, United States
World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(1), 45-56;
Published: 25 March 2016
CALSTART researched and analyzed the opportunities and challenges faced by the medium and heavyduty electric truck market. E-Trucks & Buses present unique challenges and opportunities compared to light-duty EVs. In particular, current utility rate structures can discourage fleets from adopting E-Trucks & Buses. Charging has to support vehicle operation and cannot easily be shifted. In addition, demand charges can be prohibitively costly for early deployments. Lastly, charging infrastructure is a limiting factor for further vehicle adoption. Innovative utility rates and public utility commission policy changes are necessary to enable the further expansion of the E-Truck & Bus market.
Keywords: bus; policy; regulation; truck; utility bus; policy; regulation; truck; utility
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Gallo, J.-B. Electric Truck & Bus Grid Integration, Opportunities, Challenges & Recommendations. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 45-56.

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