To help fleet operators unlock the full benefits of fleet electrification, the California Trucking Association (CTA) and Ceres collaborated with the global research firm Navigant Research, a Guidehouse Company, to conduct a survey of companies with early fleet electrification projects. The survey identified common challenges fleet operators face when engaging utilities and recommended actions that can be taken to make fleet electrification faster, easier, better for the environment, and more affordable. These recommendations cover eight key areas where utilities, regulators, and policymakers can make an impact.
The survey indicated that utility programs need more transparency, flexibility, and speed. Fleet operators need data and information upfront to improve decision-making and to optimize their fleet electrification strategies. Fleet operators also need choices in utility programs to determine which charging solution is best for their business.