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Title: Guide for Electric-Sourced Transportation Infrastructure

Scope: This document provides guidelines that can be used by utilities, manufacturers, transportation providers, infrastructure developers and end users of electric-sourced vehicles and related support infrastructure in addressing applications for road-based personal and mass transportation. This guide provides a knowledge base addressing terminology, methods, equipment, and planning requirements for such transportation and its impacts on commercial and industrial systems including, for example, generation, transmission, and distribution systems of electrical power. This guide provides a roadmap for users to plan for short, medium, and long-term systems.

Purpose: This guideline provides methods that can be utilized by utilities, manufacturers, transportation providers, infrastructure developers and end users of electric-sourced vehicles and related infrastructure to develop and support systems that allow increased utilization of electric sourced transportation. The transition to alternative-fuel vehicles, including those that use electricity, is inevitable. Servicing of the limited number of electric vehicles operating today can be absorbed by current generation and distribution capacity. The existence of a few hundred thousand of these vehicles, however, is just the first step in a long-term trend. Preparing for rapid growth in electric vehicle use is necessary since new and upgraded supporting infrastructure, whether charging stations, generating capacity or enhanced transmission systems, requires time for deployment. To reduce the amount of new generation required and better utilize the existing generation, energy efficiency methods for electric sourced transportation based on an end-to-end systems approach are outlined in this document. Standards that exist and research that is being performed are pointed out in this document. Where new standards are needed, they are pointed out in this document. This document supports utilities in planning for the most economic method of production to support increasing transportation loads. This document allows manufacturers to understand the standardization requirements and bring products to fruition as the supporting systems and methods are developed and standardized. This document allows end users to understand technologies that can be implemented for their transportation energy needs. A phased implementation is suggested in this document and is based on economic considerations for technologies available today and technologies being developed. While regional political and regulatory issues may alter these methods, this document does not consider the wide range of regional differences available. It is incumbent on the user of the guide to understand the financial differences that these factors may have on their specific planning requirements. This document does not consider non-road forms of transportation.