​​Electrification of the transportation sector creates both opportunities and challenges for the electric sector, and co-ops will play a critical role in the success of the transformation now underway. Electric vehicles (EVs) must be integrated in a way that does not impair the reliable or cost-effective delivery of electric power that Americans have come to expect and rely on every day. The impact of EVs on the grid should be considered in conjunction with the electrification of other sources of energy demand and the grid of the future together with—and not in isolation from—other technological, economic, and public policy changes affecting the electric utility industry. These changes are interrelated, and they should be evaluated together when identifying and addressing the benefits, risks, and infrastructure needs of transportation electrification.​