Atlas Public Policy

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 |2019-12-17T16:01:13-05:00December 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|

Assessing the Business Case for Hosting Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New York State

This white paper evaluates the business case of hosting a Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station in New York. The analysis relied on charging use data provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) along with real-world data on equipment use, costs, revenue, and assumptions derived from industry reports and original research. The report explored scenarios that vary charging use and revenue sources to better understand the key factors that drive profitability from hosting these stations.

By |2019-09-23T14:25:01-04:00September 23rd, 2019|

Electric Utility Filing Bi-Annual Update

This report provides an overview of electric utility filing activity related to transportation electrification for the first half of 2019. From January 1 through June 30, 2019, commissions throughout the United States have approved more than $116 million in electric utility investment in transportation electrification.

By |2019-09-11T10:47:38-04:00August 27th, 2019|

Electric Trucks and Buses Overview

This report provides an overview of bus and truck electrification in the United States. Electrification in the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sector is increasing in the United States with California leading the way. This report draws on recent research from the ICF and other sources to present information on electric bus and truck deployment, market conditions, and some background on supportive public policies.

By |2019-10-07T13:08:27-04:00July 5th, 2019|

State RoundTable on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Proceedings from a state roundtable event on electric vehicle infrastructure. The goal of the roundtable was to raise awareness about emerging issues related to EV charging infrastructure and identify...

By |2019-01-07T16:36:11-05:00November 1st, 2018|

Electrifying Carshare Services

A robust charging network and policies supportive of electric vehicles (EVs) are critical to improving the business case for free-floating carshare services. In electrifying these services, the potent...

By |2018-12-11T16:01:04-05:00October 12th, 2018|

Electrifying Ride-Hail Services

Partnerships that electrify ride-hail services are a promising way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from light-duty vehicles and improve the business case for fast charging services. Much like the p...

By |2018-12-11T16:00:53-05:00September 28th, 2018|