Xcel Energy joins national effort to accelerate electric vehicle goals
Executives tapped to guide collaborative work on EV infrastructure, adoption
With a growing number of electric vehicles (EVs) out on the roads, Xcel Energy is joining key national efforts to prepare the country for the clean transportation transition.
In August, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced a three-year national initiative, EVs2Scale2030, to accelerate the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure through data sharing and collaboration. The effort brings together several companies and organizations from across sectors, including Amazon, the U.S. Department of Energy and leading electric companies. Xcel Energy is one of the founding electric companies in this initiative, and Brett C. Carter, executive vice president and group president of Utilities and chief customer officer of Xcel Energy serves as the chair of its advisory board.
"For the U.S. to meet its ambitious electric vehicle goals, the public and private sectors must unite to address what's needed," said Carter. "From wires to wheels and everything in between, consumers need to have confidence in EV charging availability, reliability and affordability without compromising current energy resources. EVs2Scale2030 will be essential as we address challenges on behalf of the customers and communities we are privileged to serve."
Nadia El Mallakh joins Electric Vehicle Working Group
Additionally, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation recently announced the members of the Electric Vehicle Working Group (EVWG), a collection of EV industry experts and leaders who will help guide the widespread adoption of EVs across the country and solidify America’s position as a global leader of clean energy jobs and manufacturing. Nadia El Mallakh, vice president of Clean Transportation and Strategic Partnerships at Xcel Energy, was appointed to represent the utility industry.
The joint office was created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to facilitate collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation in their efforts to deploy a national network of electric vehicle chargers, zero-emission fueling infrastructure and zero-emission transit and school buses.
Both initiatives support Xcel Energy’s transportation vision, which drives toward enabling one out of five vehicles in the areas we serve to be electric by 2030, leading to cleaner air for everyone and billions of dollars in customer savings. By 2050, we will enable every vehicle in our service territory to run on electricity or other clean energy.
For more information about our EV vision, visit xcelenergy.com/EV.