RMI distills steps local governments can take to electrify their fleets.
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Cities and counties have much to gain from electrifying their fleets, including reduced air pollution and lower operating, maintenance, and fuel costs.
California is dedicating the largest pool of funds to date to help improve EV adoption and charging in low- to moderate-income communities.
The Inflation Reduction Act could dramatically increase adoption of heavy-duty electric trucks and help decarbonize the trucking industry.
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.
EV adoption is accelerating, which, in addition to driving less, is critical to reduce carbon emissions (and local air pollution) to meet global climate goals, as transportation contributes the lion’s share of US greenhouse gas…