1. Energy (renewable/non-renewable)
Approved 18 September 2018
Please note: Verra has issued Corrections for VM0038 Methodology for Electric Vehicle Charging Systems, v1.0, regarding the calculation of project emissions. This correction is effective immediately and will be incorporated into the next version of the document.
This methodology applies to the charging of electric vehicles (EVs) through EV charging systems, including their associated infrastructure, whose GHG emission reductions are achieved through the displacement of emissions from conventional fossil fuel vehicles used for passenger and freight transportation as a result of the electricity delivered by the project chargers.
This methodology provides easy-to-use monitoring parameters to quantify emission reductions, and also establishes default factors for the estimation of certain parameters for projects located in the United States and Canada as an alternative to project-specific calculations.
Finally, this methodology is applicable globally and provides a positive list for determining additionality for regions with less than five percent market penetration of electric vehicles. The positive list is found in VCS methodology module VMD0049 Activity Method for Determining Additionality of Electric Vehicle Charging Systems.
This methodology was open for public comment from 20 May 2018 until 20 June 2018. The public comment period is closed and no comments were received.