Ori highlighted a section of the roadmap that lays out the advantages of tapping into an already-existent electricity infrastructure to "fuel" vehicles. Though advances are needed with batteries and other plug-in technologies, the report points out that electricity comes from diverse and mainly domestic sources, prices are relatively stable and that the power sector has substantial off-peak spare capacity.
"Obviously, with what's going on in the Gulf of Mexico, the pressure is building to do something now." Ori said. "Electric vehicles are an integral piece of energy legislation. From an emissions and national security standpoint, transportation has to play a role."