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Trucking

How Can Electric Trucks Draft off the Success of Passenger EVs?

Over the past 10 years, early adopters of electric vehicles (EVs) have propelled the private EV market, which today counts about 1.6 million EVs on US roads. While we still have a long way to go with respect to passenger vehicle electrification, our efforts have to expand to include…

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…

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…

Electrifying Fleets: From Pilot to Full Scale

Fleet electrification at pilot scale is relatively simple: buy a vehicle, buy an inexpensive Level 2 charger, and you’re done. But as fleet managers start electrifying a large share of their fleet vehicles, a more difficult set of challenges awaits and they will need to begin planning now. Next week,…