Charging Infrastructure Taskforce

The Charging Infrastructure Taskforce convenes governments, external experts, and private sector leaders to share knowledge on critical topics related to zero-emission vehicle charging infrastructure and to facilitate broader deployment globally.

What We Do

Each year, topics for expert exchange are selected by ZEVTC governments via survey to address critical charging deployment issues in member jurisdictions and other markets. Taskforce meetings are hosted by the ZEVTC secretariat and are intended to channel existing knowledge and resources efficiently and to foster exchange between various stakeholders.

2024 Topics

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Private Charging

Best practices for deploying EV charging in apartment buildings

Taskforce Meeting: May 28 | 14:30 – 15:45 UTC

Register here. Please contact the secretariat for access.

Inadequate access to charging infrastructure remains a key barrier to the adoption of EVs around the world. Particularly in urban areas, many residents live in multi-unit dwellings (MUDs), such as apartment buildings, in which the installation of a charger is contingent on such factors as private parking space availability, consent from other residents, and cost.

Additional Details

This Taskforce meeting will provide insights on the following questions:

  • Who are involved in developing private charging in MUDs?
  • How can governments best interact with these different stakeholders?
  • Which policies and business models exist to maximize overnight charging for MUD residents?

Deploying Chargers for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Optimizing HDV charging procurement and ensuring interoperability

Taskforce Meeting: July

An increasing number of countries are setting targets to phase in EVs for HDVs. To meet these goals, many municipal, regional, and national authorities will at some point publicly procure, award concessions, or grant government support for the construction and operation of charging points in their jurisdictions. In addition, given the nature of the sector, meeting these goals requires increased collaboration between countries to ensure interoperability, enabling smooth border crossing.

Additional Details

This Taskforce meeting will provide insights on the following questions:

  • What are the different approaches undertaken around the world regarding procurement and interoperability, and what are some of the best and most innovative practices?
  • What are the challenges jurisdictions face when designing tendering processes and ensuring interoperability for electric HDV charging infrastructure?
  • What are the best and most innovative practices to solve the increased space needed at truck stops?

Public Charging Pricing

Improving public EV charging pricing transparency and fairness

Taskforce Meeting: October

Several consumer organizations and government competition agencies are raising concerns about charging price transparency. Clear, consistent information on the price of charging is critical to enabling a smooth and fair transition to ZEVs, particularly for mainstream drivers. Achieving this objective may require action from public and private stakeholders.

Additional Details

This Taskforce meeting will provide insights on the following questions:

  • What is the price structure of public chargers in different markets?
  • Are prices consistent between and within markets, and are their variations justified?
  • How can national governments regulate price transparency and make it publicly available?

2023 Topics

The impacts of EVs on the grid

A critical factor for the successful transition to zero-emission vehicles is the timely deployment of adequate charging infrastructure in the right locations. Ensuring grid connection for electric vehicle charging is complex and involves the interplay of three sectors: mobility, energy, and real estate. Fleets, utilities, and governments face challenges in securing timely grid connections and upgrades and devising equitable ways to fund them.

This Taskforce meeting explored:

  • How governments, electricity utilities, and the real estate sector can work together to make the grid ready for clean EV charging infrastructure
  • Necessary changes needed in electricity utility business models, processes, and regulations to speed up the deployment of charging infrastructure
  • How governments and electricity utilities can equitably cover the costs of connecting and upgrading the grid for charging infrastructure as needed

Charging infrastructure user-friendliness

Improving the user-friendliness of public charging infrastructure plays a pivotal role in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. A user-friendly charging network ensures that EV owners have a seamless and reliable charging experience, addressing driving range anxiety and promoting confidence in the electric mobility revolution. Additionally, sharing data among charging providers, governments, and other stakeholders facilitates the efficient planning, deployment, and optimization of the infrastructure.

This Taskforce meeting explored:

  • The main considerations to ensure a smooth user charging experience
  • Data we have on existing challenges faced by users and their satisfaction
  • The types of standards and actions governments can take to ensure chargers’ user-friendliness
  • The type of data needed to improve charging infrastructure user-friendliness, and which frameworks can be developed to enable data sharing