Vehicle Fleets

Assessing Financial Barriers to the Adoption of Electric Trucks

Atlas Public Policy conducted an independent total cost of ownership analysis for electric trucks to help retailer shippers better understand options available to them, or to their transportation providers. The results of this analysis indicate that medium- and heavy-duty EVs are cost competitive in some use cases under current market conditions and the most important factors are the cost of charging and availability of upfront vehicle incentives.

By |2020-02-25T15:45:22-05:00February 25th, 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|

RTD’s electric 16th Street Mall buses cost nearly 60% more to operate than diesel coaches

RTD pays nearly 60 percent more per mile to power its electric buses along Denver’s 16th Street Mall as it does its conventional diesel fleet. It’s a price disparity that could slow the transit agency’s embrace of zero-emission technology at a time when the state’s new Democratic governor is pushing to put more electric cars on the road and air quality and climate change have become ever larger topics of conversation in Colorado.

By |2019-10-09T14:39:23-04:00May 14th, 2019|

Business Driving Demand for Electric Vehicles

This paper shows how EV100, a consortium of 31 major companies with $0.5 trillion in revenue between them, are taking major steps towards electrification of their vehicle fleets. It also discusses how...

By |2019-02-07T14:51:47-05:00February 1st, 2019|

Battery Electric Buses – State of the Practice

This report suggests that executives of transit systems considering introduction of Battery Electric Buses (BEBs) into their fleets and agencies wanting to improve or expand their BEB fleets should collect all of the information necessary to make educated decisions. The report provides relevant information and considerations by reporting on the current state of the [...]

By |2019-09-03T14:46:01-04:00April 11th, 2018|

Zero-Emission Bus Evaluation Results: King County Metro Battery Electric Buses

This report summarizes the experience and results from a battery electric bus (BEB) demonstration funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program. In 2010, King County Metro transit agency in Seattle, Washington received funding from a TIGGER award to add three electric buses [...]

By |2019-09-03T14:35:38-04:00February 1st, 2018|