Public Policy

Electric Vehicle Procurements for Public Fleets

2017-11-27T12:56:49+00:00

Public fleets can procure electric vehicles at a cost that is competitive with, or lower than, conventional vehicles under several conditions, according to the research and analysis conducted for this report. Declining costs of battery technology combined with incentives such as rebates or tax credits that public fleets can capture make EVs a viable [...]

Electric Vehicle Procurements for Public Fleets 2017-11-27T12:56:49+00:00

EV Charging Financial Analysis Tool

2017-06-06T12:03:39+00:00

The EV Charging Financial Analysis Tool equips users with critical information on the financial performance of electric vehicle charging projects. The Microsoft Excel-based tool is capable of evaluating a variety of business arrangements, including sophisticated public-private partnerships. The tool uses the discounted cash flow method to evaluate the financial performance of a charging project [...]

EV Charging Financial Analysis Tool 2017-06-06T12:03:39+00:00

Lessons Learned from BlueIndy

2017-08-15T17:18:32+00:00

Background BlueIndy, launched in Indianapolis in September 2015, is the largest electric car sharing service in the United States. The BlueIndy service aims to provide its users with convenient access to an environmentally-friendly car that is less expensive than owning a vehicle. As of September 2016, BlueIndy had 240 vehicles with 80 charging [...]

Lessons Learned from BlueIndy 2017-08-15T17:18:32+00:00

EV-Solar Purchase Program

2017-11-14T14:48:21+00:00

An EV-Solar Purchase Program encourages the combined use of solar PV technology and EVs. A partnership between a lead financing organization and local vendors would draw on the aligned interests and pooled resources of stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of both EV and solar PV technologies. A program that deploys solar and EVs together [...]

EV-Solar Purchase Program 2017-11-14T14:48:21+00:00

EV Shared-Use Mobility Program

2017-11-14T15:12:20+00:00

Shared-use mobility services (ride-hailing and carsharing) increase access to flexible, personal vehicle alternatives. With ride-hailing services, the user is a passenger in a hired vehicle, primarily for one-way trips. For carsharing, the user has access to a fleet of vehicles to drive for a one-way trip or roundtrip, depending on the service’s business model [...]

EV Shared-Use Mobility Program 2017-11-14T15:12:20+00:00

Transportation Electrification Toolkit for Connecticut

2017-09-19T07:53:40+00:00

The Transportation Electrification Toolkit helps Connecticut municipalities develop strategies to encourage transportation electrification through the pairing of electric vehicles and residential solar photovoltaic systems and electric shared-use mobility solutions. The toolkit consists of summaries of each transportation electrification concept, a case study of the concept from outside Connecticut, and potential approaches to deploy the [...]

Transportation Electrification Toolkit for Connecticut 2017-09-19T07:53:40+00:00

Lessons Learned from Solar Benefits Colorado

2017-08-15T17:18:42+00:00

Background The solar group purchase concept, pioneered in Portland, Oregon in 2009, allows homeowners or businesses to use their aggregated purchasing power to negotiate discounts from solar vendors. In addition to providing purchase discounts, these programs build awareness of solar through consumer education and outreach. The initiative started in one Portland neighborhood and [...]

Lessons Learned from Solar Benefits Colorado 2017-08-15T17:18:42+00:00

State Funding Priorities for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

2017-05-18T08:00:03+00:00

This brief identifies state funding priorities for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. The brief is an output of the EV Industry Dialogue, a unique effort that brings together key private-sector stakeholders, including automakers, electric utilities, and charging service providers to identify and advocate for the priorities of the EV industry. February 2017 Get the Brief [...]

State Funding Priorities for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust 2017-05-18T08:00:03+00:00

Insights from the EV Market in 2016

2017-05-08T12:59:11+00:00

At Atlas, we track markets from all sides—product sales, consumer sentiment, public policy, and the media—which gives us a comprehensive look at what's going on. Here, we’ll go through our key takeaways from the electric vehicle market in 2016. The visuals you see were all created using the EV Hub, a product Atlas created [...]

Insights from the EV Market in 2016 2017-05-08T12:59:11+00:00

Electric Vehicles in the DC Metro Region

2017-09-19T07:54:12+00:00

Atlas Public Policy was asked to present our views on the electric vehicle in the Washington metro region. The meeting was convened by Washington Advanced Energy, which aims to bring together key stakeholders in Washington who are committed to developing and delivering win/win solutions for the regions evolving energy needs.

Electric Vehicles in the DC Metro Region 2017-09-19T07:54:12+00:00