Carbon-Free Transportation

Catalyzing an Electric, Connected, and Equitable Transportation Future



of global energy GHG emissions


deaths/year from air pollution in China, India


source of US emissions

We Must

Drive zero-emissions freight

Electrify passenger fleets

Build EV charging infrastructure

RMI Will

Support final-mile early adoption and establish three medium/long haul electric trucking corridors.

Partner with government and industry to roll out initial deployments.

Equip policymakers and utilities with the technical know-how to accelerate change; establish three charging infrastructure "density zones" in target geographies.

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RMI is ending tailpipe emissions to create cleaner air, save millions of lives, and align the transportation sector with a 1.5ºC target.

Market Levers

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New approaches to overcome cost barriers

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Scale supply- and demand-side action nationally and regionally

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Innovation to bring EVs into the mainstream

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Equip fleets and decision-makers with technoeconomic analysis and best practices

What We Do

  • Mobility Innovation Lab

    Facilitating collaborative innovation to transform transportation systems.

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  • e-Buses

    Accelerating the economic sustainability of electric buses around the world.

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  • EV-Grid

    Scaling effective electric vehicle charging to support dramatically more EVs connected to the grid.

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  • Battery Circular Economy Initiative

    RMI’s Battery Circular Economy Initiative will help advance a resilient EV battery supply chain that can help ethically meet growing demand for EVs.

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  • Mobility Data

    Demonstrating how better data and better analysis can both change behavior and improve transportation systems.

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  • North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)

    The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) was formed in 2009 from an RMI-led industry convening as a collaboration between fleets, dealers, OEMs, tech suppliers, and support organizations such as RMI.

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Research & Analysis