The majority of medium-duty trucks and half of heavy-duty trucks in California and New York could be replaced with currently available electric trucks.
Motivated largely by concerns over global greenhouse gas emissions, the transportation sector is focusing increasingly on a transition to zero-emissions vehicles. For this transition to be successful, not only from a climate but also from an equity perspective, specific consideration of low- to moderate-income communities is critical.
Electric vehicles already deliver much less pollution over their lifetime than gas-powered vehicles.
Electrifying vehicles in ridehailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, is critical to accelerating the EV transition, creating a profitable investment opportunity for building fast-charging infrastructure, and equitably expanding EV charging capacity for all.
RMI report details how fleet managers can prepare for the coming wave of electrified vehicles.