Advanced Energy Economy Joins Diverse Group of Organizations and Companies in Transportation Electrification Accord
Accord lays out principles that will facilitate the rapid expansion of electric transportation
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 10, 2017 — Today, a diverse group of organizations and businesses representing drivers, ratepayer advocates, advanced technology companies, union workers, and environmental interests jointly signed the Transportation Electrification Accord (available here). The purpose of the accord is to establish guiding principles for the development of charging infrastructure to support growing demand for electric vehicles of all types and sizes.
“Transportation electrification has the potential to benefit all consumers of electricity and transportation services, while supporting the modernization of our electricity grid and stimulating innovation and competition for U.S. companies," said Matt Stanberry, vice president for market development at national business group, Advanced Energy Economy. “The effective deployment of charging infrastructure is a critical component of transportation electrification, so this accord is an important step forward in making the benefits of electrification a reality.”
Initial signatories of the accord include Advanced Energy Economy, Energy Foundation, Enervee, Honda, Illinois Citizens Utility Board, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers District Nine, Natural Resources Defense Council, Plug In America, Proterra, Siemens, and Sierra Club.
About Advanced Energy Economy
Advanced Energy Economy is a national association of businesses that are making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses. AEE and its State and Regional Partner organizations are active in 27 states across the country, representing more than 1,000 companies and organizations in the advanced energy industry. Visit AEE online at www.aee.net.