Electric Vehicles

Reviewing 2019 and Looking Forward to 2020

The electric, shared and smart mobility industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, with advancements in battery technology, charging infrastructure expansion and continuing growth in EV sales. Forth’s Executive Director, Jeff Allen will join AVERE’s Secretary General, Philippe Vangeel to recap the top electric transportation industry news of 2019, as well as give key insights into what’s to come in 2020.  This [...]

Reviewing 2019 and Looking Forward to 20202019-06-20T21:31:04-04:00

Overcoming Barriers to Smart Transportation for Underserved Communities

This webinar will highlight programs and projects aimed at tackling the barriers to smart transportation adoption by underserved communities. In 2018, Forth partnered with Portland State University and OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon on the Community-based needs assessment. This report explored how new transportation technologies will affect marginalized communities already facing transportation disadvantages. Forth’s Program [...]

Overcoming Barriers to Smart Transportation for Underserved Communities2019-06-20T21:33:14-04:00

Dealership Engagement: Making The EV Case to Dealerships

Engaging dealerships is a crucial marker in the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Due to several barriers, most auto dealers are not equipped to effectively sell electric cars. The biggest challenge to engaging dealers to grow electric car sales is the lack of knowledge about electric vehicles. This webinar will address the barriers facing [...]

Dealership Engagement: Making The EV Case to Dealerships2019-06-20T21:29:47-04:00

The Forth Guide to Ride and Drives

Forth’s Program Manager, Steven Alaman will be joined by Terry Travis, Co-Founder at EV Hybrid Noire, and Kylie Morgan, Program Coordinator at Plug In America for a webinar exploring best practices for executing ride and drive events. From working with dealerships to coordinating volunteer efforts, this webinar will highlight lessons learned and offer recommendations [...]

The Forth Guide to Ride and Drives2019-06-20T21:28:52-04:00

California to Invest an Additional $70 million in Electric School Buses

On July 17, 2019, The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced a $70 million award for electric school bus purchases. The grant will be allocated across 26 counties throughout the state to accelerate school bus electrification efforts. Lion Electric was chosen as the grant recipient for this round of the CEC's School Bus Replacement Program. [...]

California to Invest an Additional $70 million in Electric School Buses2019-07-19T21:17:03-04:00

Funding Transportation in an Electrified World

In recent years, fuel taxes and other funding mechanisms have not kept pace with the increasing costs of building and maintaining transportation infrastructure. Improved overall vehicle fuel efficiency has reduced fuel tax revenues.  The growing number of electric vehicles on the road is beginning to contribute to this challenge. Some states, perceiving that EV [...]

Funding Transportation in an Electrified World2019-07-12T10:56:30-04:00

NY Utilities File a $29 million EV Program and Indiana Michigan Power Files a $2.1 Million Pilot

We missed a few filing updates from May, including a new proposal from Indiana Michigan Power Company and a joint filing from New York State Gas and Electric and Rochester Gas and Electric. Both filings propose new investment in transportation electrification programs.  As a part of the statewide Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, New [...]

NY Utilities File a $29 million EV Program and Indiana Michigan Power Files a $2.1 Million Pilot2019-07-11T14:02:31-04:00

June EV Sales Grow 50 Percent Compared to Last Year

June saw the U.S. EV market post its strongest year-over-year growth for 2019 with sales 50 percent higher than the same time last year. High sales in June rounded out the second quarter and pushed year-over-year growth up to 27 percent over the second quarter of 2018. This growth marks a rebound for the market from [...]

June EV Sales Grow 50 Percent Compared to Last Year2019-07-08T17:12:02-04:00

Charging Ports Increased by 40 Percent between 2018 and 2019

Despite continued growth, challenges surrounding charging accessibilitycontinues to hold significant influence over consumer decisions when considering purchasing an EV. Range anxiety is especially prevalent in the growing used EV market. States like Oregon are actively seeking to accelerate the used EV market with programs like the Charge Ahead rebates for low-income drivers looking to buy either new [...]

Charging Ports Increased by 40 Percent between 2018 and 20192019-07-01T15:30:58-04:00

Reflecting on Roadmap

This week’s spotlight is a special edition and includes some reflections from this year’s Roadmap from Nick and Lauren at Atlas. Roadmap continues to be the crown jewel of electric vehicle policy conferences in the United States. This year marked Nick’s sixth Roadmap and Lauren’s first in beautiful Portland, Oregon, and we at Atlas continue [...]

Reflecting on Roadmap2019-06-24T17:11:34-04:00