Video On Demand

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

December 15, 2015 • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm EST

Introductory Remarks:

Sarah Ladislaw
Director and Senior Fellow with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program


Robert Graham
Director, EV Everywhere Challenge, Department of Energy

Britta Gross
Director, General Motors Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy 


Nick Nigro
Founder, Atlas Public Policy

Moderated by:

Michelle Melton
Associate Fellow with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program

Electric vehicle (EV) penetration is slowly increasing in the United States, but remains a very small component of overall light-duty vehicle sales. Accelerating the pace of EV deployment—be it for decarbonization goals or specific public goals such as cleaner air—depends on developing a robust public charging infrastructure. But how much public infrastructure will be needed, of what kind, and where are all still subject to debate. Further, the business case for public charging remains challenging. As a result, some states are looking to utilities to fund this infrastructure.

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host a panel discussion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, including the role that utilities could play in financing, owning, and operating this infrastructure.

Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program