Public Incentives & Policies

Scaling Up Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Lessons from China and the United States for the Indian Context

To expand India’s charging infrastructure, this report provides best practices from two of the largest EV markets – China and the United States – for the Indian context. This report aims to provide Indian policymakers and stakeholders with a review of the key challenges facing EV charging infrastructure markets in China and the United States.

By |2020-08-06T13:32:52-04:00July 28th, 2020|

Clean Trucks, Big Bucks

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed new zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) requirements through its Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) proceeding. This report evaluates the proposed rule using the California Energy Policy Simulator (EPS).

By |2020-07-02T10:14:21-04:00July 2nd, 2020|

Highway Revenue Assessment Tool

The Highway Revenue Assessment Tool, built in Microsoft Excel, gives users insights into how the road network is funded by motor fuel taxes and how that revenue will change with new market conditions. The tool also allows users to explore scenarios to change motor fuel taxes and fees on electric vehicles to address revenue shortfalls.

By |2020-06-11T09:29:05-04:00June 2nd, 2020|

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|

Ride-Hailing’s Climate Risks

Ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69 percent more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace. Fortunately, the industry can implement several strategies to address the negative impacts of ride-hailing and contribute to a low-carbon transportation future.

By |2020-02-27T15:16:03-05:00February 27th, 2020|

Investment in Public EV Charging in the United States

This brief provides an overview of the historical and current state of government, private sector, and electric utility investment in publicly available charging infrastructure in the United States. With increasing funding available from both the electric utility and government sectors, charging service providers and related stakeholders have a significant, near-term opportunity to grow the public EV charging network in the United States and reduce the dependency on government subsidization over time.

By |2020-07-10T11:44:44-04:00February 7th, 2020|

Roadmap for Electric Transportation

This legislative kit includes policy guide providing legislators and their staff members an overview of electric vehicle issues and options. It also includes a review of model legislation and a fact sheet outlining the benefits of electric vehicle legislation and describes four areas where states can take action.

By |2020-06-18T14:41:39-04:00February 1st, 2020|

Public and Electric Utility Support for Electric Buses and Trucks

This report provides an overview of public and utility funding for three major categories of medium- and heavy duty EVs: transit buses, school buses, and trucks. It builds on recent reports covering the market in California and finds that the business case for investing in electric buses and trucks is improving and electric models already have lower lifetime costs than conventional models in some cases. 

By |2020-02-13T08:11:53-05:00December 17th, 2019|

Comparison of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Technologies in California

This report presents the results of a comprehensive study to compare the emission, cost, and economic and jobs impacts of alternative technologies for the MD and HD transportation sector. The analysis was conducted to better understand the type and pace of alternative vehicle technology and fuel implementation required for California to achieve its public health goals.

By |2020-01-30T15:01:38-05:00December 11th, 2019|