The EV Hub is constantly adding new data and tools to enhance the user experience and track these dynamic issues across the sector. As part of this effort, Atlas publishes data stories on our website to highlight our team’s key insights. These stories are often inspired by media coverage and lean heavily on data from EV Hub dashboards and key external resources. 

  • August 25, 2019

    Market forecasters are predicting substantial growth in number of EVs on roads globally by 2040. Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that EVs will account for more than 50 percent of global sales by 2040. In the United States, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that EVs will make up more than eight percent of [...]

  • July 11, 2019

    Public policies and programs aimed at expanding electric mobility options in disadvantaged communities (DACs) are gaining more attention as transportation equity enters the mainstream at major industry convenings, such as this year’s Roadmap, an annual gathering of policy leaders working to advance transportation electrification. In Oregon where the conference is held, policymakers are encouraging [...]

  • June 13, 2019

    TriMet in Portland rolled out the nation’s first wind-powered transit bus in April. Working with Portland General Electric (PGE), the transit agency will pay $228 per month for bundled renewable energy credits to ensure that the buses run on clean energy. This allows TriMet to take advantage of PGE’s Clean Wind program, which supports [...]

  • May 9, 2019

    Switching to EVs could save drivers for transportation network companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft thousands. The potential for extra money in their pockets would alleviate pressure as international protests against companies like Uber are picking up steam. Some studies suggest that the average TNC driver makes less than $10 an hour after expenses [...]

  • April 10, 2019

    Electric utilities are looking to fill in the electric vehicle infrastructure gaps faced by cities across the country. Investor-owned utilities have already been approved to invest over $1 billion in programs to support the growing EV charging market according to data we’ve collected for the Electric Utility Filings Dashboard. These utilities are not operating [...]

  • February 12, 2019

    Cities can save their constituents who use a car to get to work upwards of $200 per year by switching to an EV. These savings could spur spending and stimulate economic growth by keeping more money in a city’s economy. A key driver of consumer interest in EVs has been the potential to save [...]

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