Public Incentives & Policies

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 |2019-12-17T16:01:13-05:00December 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 |2020-01-06T11:12:24-05:00December 11th, 2019|

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 |2020-01-09T18:29:22-05:00November 25th, 2019|

Making Electric Vehicles Work for Utility Customers

This report provides a framework for helping consumer advocates analyze EV policy options (including ratepayer-funded transportation electrification programs) and ensure that the benefits of EV adoption are equitably distributed across customers.

By |2019-12-05T12:15:36-05:00November 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|

Transforming Transportation in New York: Roadmaps to a Transportation Climate Target for 2035

This report shows that by adopting a goal of reducing motor vehicle emissions 55% by 2035 from 1990 levels and implementing a suite of familiar and achievable policies, New York can ensure the transportation sector is on track to meet economy-wide goals, improve public health and the environment, retain billions of dollars in the state’s economy, and promote an equitable transportation sector transformation.

By |2019-09-13T15:30:00-04:00September 1st, 2019|

Electric Utility Filing Bi-Annual Update

This report provides an overview of electric utility filing activity related to transportation electrification for the first half of 2019. From January 1 through June 30, 2019, commissions throughout the United States have approved more than $116 million in electric utility investment in transportation electrification.

By |2019-09-11T10:47:38-04:00August 27th, 2019|