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Drive Electric Vermont: EV Market Transformation in Small and Medium Sized Communities

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Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
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Energetics, 7067 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21046, USA
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Idaho National Laboratory, 2525 Fremont Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83415, USA
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(3), 650-656; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj8030650
Published: 30 September 2016
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Abstract

Investments in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and charging infrastructure are often concentrated in large metropolitan areas. True market transformation to electric drive technologies will require moving beyond urban centers to include small and medium sized areas as well as rural communities. The Drive Electric Vermont (DEV) program was established in 2012 to shift consumers and businesses in Vermont (population 625,000) to greater awareness and use of PEVs. The US Department of Energy’s EV Everywhere program recently completed a case study of DEV to document policy, marketing, and infrastructure development activities supporting increased use of PEVs outside of major metropolitan areas.
Keywords: EV; case-study; consortium; consumers; marketing EV; case-study; consortium; consumers; marketing
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Roberts, D.; Wagner, F.; Francfort, J.; White, S. Drive Electric Vermont: EV Market Transformation in Small and Medium Sized Communities. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 650-656.

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