Microgrids: Best Practices for Zero-Emission Bus Resiliency


With the adoption of zero-emission buses increasing across the United States, transit agencies are faced with real challenges for future energy management and increasingly detrimental consequences in the event of utility grid outages. Microgrids, which are systems that use a variety of distributed energy resources and energy storage assets, provide numerous benefits over conventional approaches to resiliency. This report breaks down how microgrids not only ensure an uninterruptible power supply but will also work to offset utility costs as demand for and the cost of electricity increases in the coming decade. The top five high-level factors that transit agencies must consider for microgrids on a project-by-project basis, plus examples of real-world transit microgrid projects, are also included.

Microgrids: Best Practices for Zero-Emission Bus Resiliency2023-07-17T16:21:05-04:00

Voucher Incentive Programs: A Toole for Zero-Emission Commerical Vehicle Deployment


Policymakers, manufacturers, and end users have experimented with a number of policy tools to promote first clean and now primarily zero-emission vehicle adoption. An expanding number of states and regions have adopted a now well-proven policy tool to efficiently deploy zero-emission commercial vehicles—and now infrastructure—faster using an innovative and flexible point-of-sale incentive: the voucher incentive program (VIP).

Voucher Incentive Programs: A Toole for Zero-Emission Commerical Vehicle Deployment2023-07-05T16:51:40-04:00

Zeroing in on ZEBs


This report provides an updated inventory of adopted zero-emission buses (ZEBs)—defined as Class 3 and above battery-electric or fuel cell electric transit buses—that have been funded, ordered, and/or delivered within the United States and Canada, according to data collected through September 2022.

Zeroing in on ZEBs2023-02-27T12:58:36-05:00