The Costs of EV Fast Charging Infrastructure and Economic Benefits to Rapid Scale-Up

This paper examines ways that public and private stakeholders can work together to better understand and tackle the oft-overlooked costs and benefits of public fast charging infrastructure that is accessible to all. While electricity remains the largest cost driver, the full stack of costs also includes equipment at the early stage of a technology adoption curve, construction and installation costs, ongoing networking and maintenance costs, among other factors.

By |2020-05-28T14:07:57-04:00May 18th, 2020|

Adoption of Electric Trucks in Freight Transportation

Transportation sector is the largest contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions in the USA. Disruptive technological changes in this sector, such as alternative fuel vehicles, are crucial for emission reduction. This report analyzes how a cost-minimizing strategic transition plan can be developed for a transportation firm that aims to adopt electric trucks in their fully diesel fleet, over time.

By |2020-01-30T15:01:44-05:00November 25th, 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|

Estimating electric vehicle charging infrastructure costs across major U.S. metropolitan areas

This paper analyzes the capital costs of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure needed for public, workplace, and home charging for the most populous 100 metropolitan areas in the United States from 2019 through 2025. The 100 metropolitan areas analyzed represent 88% of all new electric vehicles sold and 75% of the overall U.S. vehicle market.

By |2019-08-29T12:35:31-04:00August 13th, 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|

A Comparison of Zero-Emission Highway Trucking Technologies

This study reviews three zero-emissions trucking technologies including vehicle and infrastructure challenges and costs for each of technologies. The study looks at inductive charging, catenary electr...

By |2018-12-11T16:01:29-05:00October 18th, 2018|

Medium-Duty Electric Trucks: Cost of Ownership

NACFE created this Guidance Report to help fleet owners understand the total cost of ownership (TCO) decision factors for North American medium-duty commercial battery electric vehicles (MD CBEVs). Battery electric technology exists as an option in competition with other powertrains; modern fleet managers must evaluate when and how to add MD CBEVs to their fleet.

By |2020-05-20T14:58:25-04:00October 1st, 2018|

Medium Duty Battery Electric Vehicle TCO Calculator

NACFE designed a total cost of ownership (TCO) calculator to allow fleets to compare investment in one or several diesel or gasoline powered baseline trucks against an equivalent battery electric alternative. The calculator includes factors NACFE found relevant to this comparison.

By |2020-05-20T14:59:40-04:00October 1st, 2018|