The IEA is strongly engaged in global energy transitions and in helping countries ensure electricity security, which enables to decarbonise other sectors through electrification of new end uses. In road transport, the shift to electric mobility is ongoing but to meet our climate goals the pace needs to accelerate in parallel with decarbonising electricity. Fortunately, electric mobility is an opportunity for the power sector thanks to the flexibility of charging. On the other hand, drivers’ range anxiety slows down the uptake of EVs. Addressing this concern requires deploying a range of charging solutions and ensuring seamless integration in the power system.
Under the Global project to Support Countries with the Shift to Electric Mobility, the IEA has developed an interactive web tool to assess the impact of EV charging on the power system as a companion to the manual for policy makers on grid integration of EVs. The tool allows users to provide parameters (EV fleet, driving patterns, charging opportunities and electricity mix) corresponding to a specific city, country or region and to simulate the demand curve for EV charging and assess the impact on the grid and carbon emissions.