For Your City
Is Your City EV Ready?
EVs can save your city money while reducing net CO2 emissions from transportation. See how EVs can make a difference where you live.
- view Large venues, like a stadium, could use up to 50 two-outlet charging stations to serve up to 100 EVs.
- view A typical local government building would use about 5 charging stations.
- view For the average movie theatre about 10 charging stations would be enough, but a large multiplex cinema would likely want several more.
- view On average, your city will probably need about 1 two-outlet charging stations for every 10 parking meters, allowing 2 EVs to be charged per station.
EVs Can Cut Costs and Net CO2 Emissions
City leaders see the potential of the electric vehicle ecosystem. These new technologies have the ability to lower the net CO2 generated by automotive transportation and lower cities’ operating costs.
For city leaders, it is critical to understand how your city’s EV initiative supports its operating and environmental strategy; how your city’s demographics, geography, and budgetary constraints might affect your strategy; and how an execution plan can accelerate adoption of EVs in your city. As you consider buying EVs for your city's fleet, or investing in infrastructure to promote electric driving, GE can help design solutions that make sense for your community.
- How will adoption of EVs help you meet your city’s sustainability and operating targets?
- How will you prioritize investment in electric vehicle infrastructure and locate charging stations to serve the greatest number of your residents?
- What steps will you take to ensure that your local utilities have the capacity to support the EVs on your city’s roads over the next five to ten years and beyond?
GE Makes Integrating EVs Easier
We understand the electric grid—how it works and how it can be improved. Our products and services touch every point of the grid, from generation to transmission, distribution to charging. We can work with power suppliers to upgrade existing electricity generation capacity and install renewable electricity generation sources to help charge your EVs, in addition to helping deploy EV charging at your city's municipal buildings and public facilities.
GenerationElectricity comes from a mix of sources including natural gas, coal, hydro, nuclear, wind, and solar. Adoption of advanced fossil fuel generation technologies and increasing penetration of renewables can help lower the CO2 intensity of our power grid.
Transmission & DistributionTens of thousands of miles of high-voltage power lines bring electricity to substations for local distribution and consumption. Smart Grid technologies including demand response and voltage optimization are improving the efficiency of our power grid.
CitiesCharging stations placed in downtown retail or business districts will encourage the adoption of EVs and can help support the electrification of municipal vehicle fleets.
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Equipment such as the GE WattStation electric vehicle charger is necessary for upgrading your city’s energy infrastructure.Meet the WattStation