Argonne in collaboration with George Mason University will conduct research to understand how the potential costs of supporting an increasing number of electric vehicles can be fairly distributed, particularly for those who do not use electric vehicles and for low and middle-income families. Our expertise in power grid modeling and simulation, renewable integration, electricity market, and power grid resilience played a key role in the development of this proposal and its selection for award by the National Science Foundation Strengthening American Infrastructure program. The program supports research that utilizes advances in behavioral and social science to improve the value and usefulness of infrastructure in people’s lives, from U.S. roads and highways to state and local power grids. Argonne Energy Systems Scientist Feng Qiu is principal investigator for the project, which is funded with $750,000 from the National Science Foundation.
Understanding how the potential costs of supporting an increasing number of electric vehicles can be fairly distributed.