Rocky Mountain Institute

High-Potential Regions for Electric Truck Deployments

Regional haul, heavy-duty trucking operations are good candidates for electrification due to the segment’s relatively short-hauls and return-to-base operations. The Guidance Report proposes a three-part framework that the industry can use to prioritize regions for electric truck deployment.

By |2020-08-24T17:04:48-04:00August 24th, 2020|

Reducing EV Charging Infrastructure Costs

RMI’s groundbreaking report Reducing EV Charging Infrastructure Costs finds that the electric vehicle (EV) charging industry needs to do what the solar industry did about a decade ago: streamline and de-bottleneck installation.

By |2020-01-30T14:57:28-05:00January 1st, 2020|

DCFC Rate Design Study

In this study for the Colorado Energy Office, RMI performed a comparative analysis of three proposed tariffs that are specifically designed to meet the needs of the unique type of load presented by DC fast chargers (DCFCs) for electric vehicles.

By |2020-01-30T14:57:57-05:00December 23rd, 2019|

Driving A Shared, Electric, Autonomous Mobility Future

This report explores the evolution of shared mobility and electric transportation networks in China, India, and the United States. It evaluates the role of policy, economics, infrastructure, and behavioral norms in influencing mobility trends in these countries. The report argues that supportive policies are needed to accelerate this transition and help overcome behavioral norms that bias toward gas vehicles and the advantages of already-built fueling infrastructure.

By |2019-10-09T14:37:00-04:00July 1st, 2019|

Seattle City Light: Transportation Electrification Strategy

This report from Rocky Mountain institute and the electric utility Seattle City Light (SCL) studies the potential impacts of increasing EVs in Seattle and offers insights for electric utilities to develop strategic transportation electrification plans that ensure grid reliability. The report argues that utilities should partner with city agencies to support "aggressive electrification commitments" and to ensure they keep up with technological changes. SCL is working directly with the City of Seattle through the EV Shared Mobility project to ensure that efforts towards transportation electrification are aligned.

By |2019-10-09T14:38:16-04:00June 1st, 2019|

Amping Up: Charging Infrastructure for Electric Trucks

This website contains a report and tool that aims to lay out a roadmap for the development and expansion of charging infrastructure servicing electric trucks. The report suggests steps for fleet operators to follow when pursuing electrification plans.

By |2019-06-13T09:22:36-04:00March 1st, 2019|

EVGO Fleet and Tariff Analysis

This project analyzed data from every charging session in 2016 from all 230 of EVgo’s DC fast charging stations in the state of California. From that data, we developed demand profiles for eight commo...

By |2018-12-11T15:55:49-05:00April 11th, 2017|

Electric Vehicles as Distributed Energy Resources

Report proposes that if utilities anticipate the load of charging EVs and plan for it proactively, they can capture numerous benefits for the grid and for their customers. But respond too late and rea...

By |2018-12-11T15:55:47-05:00April 1st, 2017|
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