This paper proposes a set of criteria to assess the suitability of different market-oriented solutions for distribution grid congestion alleviation. The case of electric vehicles uptake is analyzed due to the particularly high predicted strain from transport electrification on existing network infrastructure. Solutions are assessed on the basis of plausibility and accuracy, while taking into account the physical, communication, information and business layers of the electricity network ecosystem, with Denmark taken as case study. The paper concludes with a call for more integrated modeling approaches, which consider the interactions of proposed solutions with other components of the electricity market. Particular emphasis is put on the importance of placing the market adequately upstream of real-time electricity delivery time, to reach a balance between low uncertainties and ease of market integration.