Atlas Public Policy

Transportation Electrification in the Southeast

This brief defines key indicators that outline the state of transportation electrification in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee (‘Southeast’).

By |2020-10-14T22:47:41-04:00October 14th, 2020|

Highway Revenue Assessment Tool

The Highway Revenue Assessment Tool, built in Microsoft Excel, gives users insights into how the road network is funded by motor fuel taxes and how that revenue will change with new market conditions. The tool also allows users to explore scenarios to change motor fuel taxes and fees on electric vehicles to address revenue shortfalls.

By |2020-06-11T09:29:05-04:00June 2nd, 2020|

Public EV Charging Business Models for Retail Site Hosts

As the passenger electric vehicle market grows in the United States, public charging infrastructure has not kept pace, and this gap is expected to grow as EV prices drop and vehicles sales expand into new markets. Retailers are uniquely positioned to shrink the existing public charging infrastructure gap by installing EV charging stations at their store locations.

By |2020-05-04T22:44:22-04:00April 30th, 2020|

Assessing Financial Barriers to the Adoption of Electric Trucks

Atlas Public Policy conducted an independent total cost of ownership analysis for electric trucks to help retailer shippers better understand options available to them, or to their transportation providers. The results of this analysis indicate that medium- and heavy-duty EVs are cost competitive in some use cases under current market conditions and the most important factors are the cost of charging and availability of upfront vehicle incentives.

By |2020-07-10T11:46:54-04:00February 25th, 2020|

Investment in Public EV Charging in the United States

This brief provides an overview of the historical and current state of government, private sector, and electric utility investment in publicly available charging infrastructure in the United States. With increasing funding available from both the electric utility and government sectors, charging service providers and related stakeholders have a significant, near-term opportunity to grow the public EV charging network in the United States and reduce the dependency on government subsidization over time.

By |2020-07-10T11:44:44-04:00February 7th, 2020|

Public and Electric Utility Support for Electric Buses and Trucks

This report provides an overview of public and utility funding for three major categories of medium- and heavy duty EVs: transit buses, school buses, and trucks. It builds on recent reports covering the market in California and finds that the business case for investing in electric buses and trucks is improving and electric models already have lower lifetime costs than conventional models in some cases. 

By |2020-02-13T08:11:53-05:00December 17th, 2019|

Vehicle-Grid Integration

This brief lays out the challenges and opportunities of vehicle-grid integration (VGI). Electric vehicles (EVs) can help increase the utilization of existing electrical grid assets and put downward pressure on electricity rates by decreasing the average cost of delivering electricity. Many aspects of VGI, including time-of-use (TOU) rates and demand response programs have similar characteristics to other grid management programs.

By |2019-10-24T20:51:21-04:00October 24th, 2019|
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