The Roadmap recognizes a future grid infrastructure that is dependent on renewable energy and is able to meet the increased capacity of vehicle electrification. Achieving this end goal will ensure that the transition to electrified passenger cars and trucks is frictionless for consumers and businesses, and integrates emerging technologies.

Energy Transportation Nexus

Guiding Principles

Expand grid infrastructure in a way that ensures resilience and promotes EV adoption at scale

Ensure that the increased demand from transportation electrification is met through renewable energy

Ensure a localized power grid that addresses the opportunities and needs for integration of EVs and related technologies

Sectors and Targets


Grid capacity

The electricity grid in the region – increasingly comprised of clean energy sources – has sufficient capacity to meet the rising needs from the electrification

Grid intelligence and EV-grid interconnection

Smart grid and storage technologies are incorporated into the grid and utility interconnection and permitting processes for electric charging infrastructure is streamlined to enable greater use of electric vehicles and efficient dispatch of energy as needed

Digital tools and autonomy

Current and emerging technological and digital innovations, such as autonomous vehicles, connectivity, data, IoT, and blockchain, integrate with and help advance transportation electrification and emissions reductions

Types of Questions We Are Considering for Next Year

How can we ensure that long-term energy resource planning considers the local transmission and distribution infrastructure capacity needed to meet the demands of transportation electrification?

How do we integrate more renewables and batteries to support electrification of transportation and grid resilience?

How do we prepare for an electrified vehicle future where the grid communicates its requirements to connected vehicles in real time?

How does the electricity grid both prepare for and enable autonomous vehicles and new operating models, such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and utilize technologies like blockchain-based encrypted payments, induction charging, IoT devices, and others?