U.S. Department of Energy, 2013
Recognizing that vehicle electrification is an essential part of our country’s “all-of-the above” energy strategy, President Obama issued the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge to the nation in March 2012 with the bold goal to enable plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) that are as affordable and convenient for the American family as gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022.
The U.S. Department of Energy held a series of workshops across the country, starting with the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Framing Workshop, followed by others with specific technology focus areas including Electric Drive Components, Batteries, Consumer Acceptance & Charging Infrastructure, and Vehicle Design. These workshops provided important stakeholder input which is reflected in this EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Blueprint. This document serves as a “living strategic framework” that will guide DOE’s investments in the Challenge going forward. Throughout the document are key findings gained from the workshops, the public comment period, as well as direct comments from workshop participants. We highly value this feedback, and it has been integral to defining the focus and strategies of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Blueprint.