The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is here, and countries around the world have set aggressive EV goals and targets as a means to cut carbon, improve air quality, and accelerate a renewably powered electricity grid. The cheapest and quickest way to free up electricity for EVs is to save it in our buildings. RMI’s latest report, in partnership with Signify, details key policy approaches to capture the reinforcing benefits of building efficiency and EVs.
As more EVs hit the road requiring electricity, and building energy use continues to rise, city, state, and national leaders are forced to evaluate where all of this electricity will come from, how it will impact climate goals, and how much it will cost. Capturing these benefits will require a step change in policy approaches to building energy efficiency and EV deployment and adoption.