The EV Ready Checklist provides a comprehensive high-level overview of steps local jurisdictions can work on to prepare their community and government fleet for transportation electrification.
Building on the earlier ANSI EVSP work, this roadmap seeks to describe the current and desired future standardization landscape that will support and facilitate EVs at scale. It identifies key safety, performance, and interoperability issues, notes relevant published and in-development standards, and makes recommendations to address gaps in codes and standards. This includes recommending pre-standardization research and development (R&D) where needed. It also includes identification of prioritized timeframes for when standardization work should occur and SDOs or other organizations that may be able to lead such work.
Transitioning to electric freight vehicles offers corporate shippers and carriers one of the best opportunities to mitigate their emissions while reducing the demand for oil in the U.S. transportation sector. The following sections outline the national and economic security, environmental, health, equity, and cost-saving benefits of shifting the transportation sector from oil to electric-based.
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.
Plans for the national EV charging network will be shaped by a seminal study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which has been at the forefront of assessing EV charging needs and developing state-of-the-art analytical tools for over a decade. In this study, researchers estimated the number, type, and location of chargers needed to create a comprehensive network of EV charging infrastructure, one that can support an anticipated 30–42 million EVs on the road by 2030.
This new research from NRDC focuses on policies that support the most effective strategy to limit the harms from battery supply chains: reducing the type and amount minerals needed.
The Urban Electric Mobility Toolkit serves as a one-stop resource to help urban communities scope, plan, and identify ways to fund electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, supporting diverse forms of electric mobility including travel by personal vehicle, transit, micromobility (e.g., electric bicycles and scooters), and ride-sharing services. Urban communities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), transportation providers, businesses, and property owners and developers can use the toolkit to identify key partners for an electric charging project, take advantage of relevant planning tools, and identify available funding or financing to help make that project a reality.
The 2030 National Charging Network: Estimating U.S. Light-Duty Demand for Electric Vehicle Charging InfrastructureDipo Fadeyi2023-07-06T12:12:20-04:00
As established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) is setting the vision for a national charging network that is convenient, affordable, reliable, and equitable to enable a future where everyone can ride and drive electric. This report supports the vision of the Joint Office by presenting a quantitative needs assessment for a national charging network capable of supporting 30–42 million PEVs on the road by 2030.
The third publication in CALSTART’s Zeroing in on Zero-Emission Trucks series, this market update highlights the continued increase in medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) zero-emission truck (ZET) deployments in the United States.