Spotlight: Driving to Zero Carbon
We must decarbonize transportation in the decisive decade. RMI is coordinating the efforts and actions of key stakeholders to advance policy, infrastructure, and industrial transformation toward full electrification of the vehicle market within the next 10 years. Learn more about our Mobility program.
Accelerating the Electric Vehicle Transition
Racing to Accelerate EV Adoption: Decarbonizing Transportation with Ridehailing
The race is on to deploy well over 50 million electric vehicles in the next 10 years—putting the transportation sector on the path to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Putting Electric Logistics Vehicles to Work in Shenzhen
This report outlines electric logistics vehicle usage in Shenzhen, China and how learnings from Shenzhen are applicable to logistics electrification efforts.
How to Move America to Electric Vehicles
There is one action the new Biden administration can take that, more than anything else, will set the United States on a more successful course to electrifying the cars and trucks we drive: to communicate a bold vision of what transportation electrification looks like in 2030. Since 2010, when former…
The United States Needs More Fast Chargers: China Can Show How
The United States will need much more public direct current fast-charging (DCFC) to keep up with the coming wave of electric vehicles (EVs). These public DCFCs are vital for EV drivers’ peace-of-mind, enable long-distance trips, and empower consumers without access to home-charging to buy an EV. The problem is that…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
2021: The Year the Rubber Meets the Road for Electric Trucks
2021 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the electric vehicle. While this is true across weight classes and duty cycles, perhaps none are better positioned for growth than trucks. To be sure, 2020 saw a number of exciting announcements from manufacturers eager to electrify heavy-duty…