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Transportation

Taking a Regional Approach to Electric Vehicle Readiness

Getting around cities in electric vehicles (EVs) is getting easier as EV infrastructure grows. But traveling between cities is still a challenge as infrastructure, incentives, and policies aren’t always implemented on a regional scale. The fear of EV suitability for regional travel has been a major roadblock to embracing the…

From In Trouble to Informed

As the coronavirus swept around the world, dramatic upheaval followed in its wake. Many industries have been devastated while others have boomed, joblessness has spiked as automobile emissions and mobility demand have plummeted. The global trend of becoming increasingly digital was swiftly accelerated, making many feel isolated while others collaborated…

Electric Trucks Are Coming. Where Should They Go?

Electric trucks made national headlines earlier this month when a new study from Woods McKenzie projected that 54,000 electric trucks would be on US roads by 2025—approximately 27 times current stock. With an ever-increasing focus on climate solutions—particularly for the biggest emitting sector, transportation—it’s no surprise that production of…

Keeping Trucking Cool

To reduce fuel consumption—which by extension decreases emissions—trucking fleets are using auxiliary electric battery HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) units in combination with solar panels installed on truck roofs.