This IDC Energy Insights report provides an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges of smart charging systems for plug-in electric vehicles. It examines both benefits and opportunities from a societal view, a vendor view, and a customer view.
"Smart charging systems will eventually become pervasive in society and will be the normal way of charging an electric vehicle," says Sam Jaffe, research manager for IDC Energy Insights. "The benefits outweigh the disadvantages too significantly for the marketplace to continue to allow a hodgepodge of unmanaged charging solutions to dominate the industry."
Benefits of Smart Charging
Lower Costs for Electricity Generation Purchases
New Platform for Customer Engagement
Challenges for Smart Charging
Additional Infrastructure Costs
Lack of PEV Penetration
Vehicle Owner's Reluctance to Participate
Integration to the Distribution Grid
Better Place, Israel
San Diego Gas & Electric
Actions to Consider
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