Demand Charges: What Are They Good For?

Like many analysts from the past, the authors find that demand charges have made sense only as a proxy and are not a general solution for shared capacity costs. Furthermore, the changes occurring with a modern grid are undermining the conditions that made such a proxy reasonable.

By |2020-11-10T09:07:12-05:00November 10th, 2020|

West Coast Clean Transit Corridor Initiative Study

Electric utilities in three West Coast states have announced the results of a study that could lead to significant reductions of pollution from freight transportation up and down the Pacific Coast and create jobs in an economy hit hard by the novel coronavirus.

By |2020-06-18T15:08:39-04:00June 17th, 2020|

Global EV Outlook 2020

Annual international report on EV markets and related technologies (2020 edition).

By |2021-09-10T17:12:37-04:00June 15th, 2020|

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 |2020-07-10T11:46:54-04:00February 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 |2021-05-11T09:03:36-04:00December 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|
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