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Transportation

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…

Preparing India for 5,500 Electric Buses

COVID-19 measures have strained India’s public transport operators, causing financial losses and impacting ridership and service levels. Ensuring safe public transport and restoring demand are top short-term priorities for the sector. As the country’s cities and state transport undertakings (STUs) rebound, it is essential that they continue to work toward…

Fleet Owners: For Big Savings, Plan Now for Electrification

Today, most fleets are at an early stage of EV adoption and their approach is incremental, e.g. buy a few vehicles and a few chargers each year. In our recently-released report Steep Climb Ahead, we recommend that fleet managers instead develop a long-term plan that incorporates how many vehicles…

Lessons from China: Can Leasing Accelerate the Transition to EVs?

Fleet operators in the United States are well aware that electric vehicles are the future. Now the question is less about if and more about when and how to transition. According to an upcoming Rocky Mountain Institute report, Steep Climb Ahead: How Fleet Managers Need to Prepare for the Coming…

How China Can Achieve Carbon-Neutral Transport by 2060

Since 2015, China has been actively implementing its commitment to peak carbon emissions by 2030 in line with its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement. And the recently announced 2060 carbon neutrality goal has set higher requirements for different sectors in terms of carbon reduction approaches. RMI estimates that…