Electrics vehicles are coming, and New England and California better watch out

“Consider the following: the transportation sector (planes, trains, and automobiles) accounts for almost 29% of all energy consumed in the United States. The vast majority of that energy comes from oil-derived fuels, such as the gasoline and diesel we use in our cars. Switching to an electrified fleet of vehicles has the potential to reduce…

Capturing The Federal Ev Tax Credit For Public Fleets

Alameda County, California, led a collective electric vehicle (EV) purchase of 90 EVs for ten county and municipal public fleets. The aggregate procurement resulted in the purchase of 64 Ford Focus EV sedans at $31,361 per vehicle and 23 Nissan LEAF EV sedans for $33,947 per vehicle.The jurisdictions also conducted aggregate procurements for EV charging…

Clean vehicles as an enabler for a clean electricity grid

California has issued ambitious targets to decarbonize transportation through the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs), and to decarbonize the electricity grid through the expansion of both renewable generation and energy storage. These parallel efforts can provide an untapped synergistic opportunity for clean transportation to be an enabler for a clean electricity grid. To quantify this…

SF aims for fully electric bus fleet by 2035

“While advocates say that transition can’t come soon enough, city officials said it could cost San Francisco hundreds of millions of dollars. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority is moving toward transitioning the more than 800 buses in its fleet to run on battery-powered energy that simply plugs in and charges, “similar to a Prius,”…

Berkeley looks at EVs, markets, gas withholding

““The electric vehicle market is transforming on a daily basis,” California Public Utilities Commissioner Carla Peterman said on Friday at the annual POWER Conference at University of California Berkeley. There are about 376,000 light duty EVs, 43 models and 22,000 public charging stations in the state, she said. “Our investor-owned utilities have a critical role…
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