Last week a student competition was hosted by the City of Atlanta and Emory University. The competition was focused on how to deploy 50,000 electric vehicles on the streets of Atlanta in two years. An ambitious goal that was artfully tackled by the student teams. Congrats to the winners who won $5,000 for their efforts and provided by Emory. Judges included members from the City of Atlanta, Clean Cities Atlanta and Emory.

 

  • First presentation: GA Tech students
  • Funding for charging stations through green bonds
  • Traffic generating scenarios - Ad space on charging stations
  • Or Company sponsored charging stations with social media aspect to announce the charge
  • Buy in. No one wants to be first and so if the City would be the first.
  • They would have demonstrated long term commitment and would allow expansion of existing infrastructure
  • Incentives for evs priority parking
  • Cut taxes on evs
  • Saturate the city with chargeATL marketing plan
  • Second Presentation - Electric Jackets
  • What we think, or what we know is of little consequence. It's what we do that matters. - John Ruskin (paraphrase)
  • Potential market for City of Atlanta is 24,000 purchasers
  • GAs electric rate are second lowest in the country next TN
  • 80% of charging will happen at home
  • 3 tier charging development plan
  • Tier 1 for 1,000 purchasers electricity is free during the super off peak hours as long as they commit to purchase by 1/12
  • To ensure proper installation would have to use a city approved contractor
  • They are going through the process of City certification for inspection of electric installation.
  • The also want to create an ev site that works. Should be a stand alone
  • Also includes a financial incentive teachers, police officer, firefighter becuase they are well thought of and are known as late adopters
  • iDrive - Third presentation GA Tech
  • There has been a 61% surge in 25-35 year olds with college education in #ATL
  • 78% of Americans would consider ev if gas hit $5.00 a gallon
  • Range anxiety is a huge barrier to adoption
  • Public Awareness is necessary
  • You get $12,000 back if purchase an ev
  • Create businesses that e-corporation designations. Where there would criteria to increase support
  • Propose a buyback program for folks who purchase evs
  • Fourth Presentation - electric peach only Emory Team
  • To achieve 50,000 evs in two years, 2012-2013 we would have to have a 415% increase in sales
  • Ways to hit numbers taxis, airport ground transportation
  • Can not achieve straight ev numbers
  • Can achieve if you include hybrid vehicles
  • Accelerate adoption of evs by fleet
  • By incentivizing the rental car companies to use them it could lead to quick adoption
  • And the winner is...Team One Solar Jackets