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Transportation

Cost-Effectively Transitioning Fleets to EVs without Disrupting Operations

As fleets purchase more electric vehicles, the most important factor for fleet managers is that the transition to EVs cannot disrupt current operations, as our recent report Steep Climb Ahead found. Given this constraint, as fleet managers navigate the complexities of installing charging infrastructure, they may quickly find that minimizing…

The United States Needs More Fast Chargers: China Can Show How

The United States will need much more public direct current fast-charging (DCFC) to keep up with the coming wave of electric vehicles (EVs). These public DCFCs are vital for EV drivers’ peace-of-mind, enable long-distance trips, and empower consumers without access to home-charging to buy an EV. The problem is that…

How to Move America to Electric Vehicles

There is one action the new Biden administration can take that, more than anything else, will set the United States on a more successful course to electrifying the cars and trucks we drive: to communicate a bold vision of what transportation electrification looks like in 2030. Since 2010, when former…

Moving India’s Goods without Emissions

Rising demand for goods and services in India has supported the country’s rapid economic growth over the past decade. However, it has also driven growth in freight activity, leading to increased oil consumption and carbon emissions. Electrifying trucks and delivery vehicles in India could alleviate this, saving $97 billion in…

Taking the Bus to Zero-Emissions Mobility

Public transit already provides far and away the lowest emissions per trip, other than walking or pedaling, and the continued electrification of buses is a key catalyst for reaching zero tailpipe emissions for both passenger and freight mobility. As we emerge from the pandemic, transit cannot be allowed to…