Robert Graff - Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Diana Burk - New Buildings Institute
Marcy Bauer - EVgo
Maryline Daviaud Lewett - Black & Veatch
There is much discussion of the cost of installing charging, and it often focuses on hardware costs. However, the "soft costs" of charging - such as procurement, easements, code compliance, permitting and permit delays, complex utility interconnection processes and regulatory compliance are extremely high and widely variable in the United States. How can these costs be reduced to allow charging investments to go further, and provide greater access to charging, particularly in the communities who will benefit the most from clean transportation?