Despite strong and growing policy and consumer momentum toward their adoption, barriers remain and are impeding the growth of the zero-emission commercial vehicle (ZECV) segment. A new CALSTART White Paper, “Taking Commercial Fleet Electrification to Scale” offers structured guidance on how to catalyze ZECV markets and unlock the needed capital to finance fleet electrification.
In this report, the Goldman School of Public Policy analyzes the economic, human health, environmental, and electric grid impacts of a future in which ground transportation is all-electric.
The policy recommendations outlined here focus on the cost of charging infrastructure, the greatest challenge of electrifying heavy-duty trucks as identified by groundbreaking research from Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.
This study seeks to use real fleet data to evaluate the costs and capabilities of charging systems, and the impact of electric rate design and infrastructure policy on the ability of fleets to deploy electric vehicles in the heavy duty market segment.
This report analyzes the current capabilities and total cost of ownership for zero-emission freight trucks and finds that electric trucks appear poised to meet the performance demands for a large share of regional and long-haul trucking today.
This brief provides an overview of the state of the EV market and deployment in North Carolina while also highlighting travel patterns and transit agency statistics, along with snapshots of EV policy and program examples from other states.
This report offers the first comprehensive assessment of how major US fleet managers are approaching the electrification of their fleets. It is based on RMI’s survey of 91 fleet managers operating large fleets, as well as 18 in-depth interviews conducted with fleet managers representing a cross-section of fleet types.
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.
Broader collaboration and a new generation of finance solutions are needed to achieve a zero-emissions future by 2050.