The United States economy is heavily dependent on the functionality of our freight and goods transportation services. Road freight transportation in the United States is projected to grow steadily in the coming decades, and electrified vehicles are emerging as a cleaner, cost-effective alternative to diesel trucks that can be powered by American electricity.
This report summarizes the knowledge gathered from a series of four interactive webinar discussions on electrifying public and private fleets, commissioned and convened by the International Zero Emission Vehicle Alliance.
Like many analysts from the past, the authors find that demand charges have made sense only as a proxy and are not a general solution for shared capacity costs. Furthermore, the changes occurring with a modern grid are undermining the conditions that made such a proxy reasonable.
Broader collaboration and a new generation of finance solutions are needed to achieve a zero-emissions future by 2050.
Race to zero: How manufacturers are positioned for zero-emission commercial trucks and buses in North America
This paper summarizes the new vehicle sales market for Class 2 through Class 8 heavy-duty truck and buses in the United States and Canada. In addition, it profiles the early market for zero-emission HDVs and provides a snapshot of the battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell products available across different truck and bus segments.
This report examines recent trends in transportation electrification with a focus on EV-related filings by investor-owned electric utilities.
Up-front purchase price is only part of the cost consumers pay to own their vehicle.
Still raging its way around the world, COVID-19 delivered an unprecedented sucker punch to the automotive industry.
The transition to electric vehicles continues as governments increasingly develop and adopt policies to accelerate electric vehicle growth.
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.