Electrifying carshare and ride-hail services is a promising way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector and help government achieve their climate change goals, according to recent literature. In addition, research shows better economics for ride-hail drivers could exist when the cost of charging is [...]
EValuateNY demonstrates the value of using data to gain insights into the effectiveness of public policies and activities. Working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Atlas uses EValuateNY to better understand the rapidly evolving electric vehicle market throughout New York. EValuateNY is a unique [...]
The Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool equips users with decision-relevant information on the financial viability and environmental impact of light-duty vehicle fleet procurements. The Microsoft Excel-based tool can evaluate a variety of procurement ownership structures, vehicle types, and procurement scenarios. The tool compares procurements side-by-side on a cost-per-mile basis and [...]
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 [...]
The EV Hub is an online platform to equip all stakeholders with actionable information on the EV market. It contains a wealth of data on the EV market, including vehicle sales, infrastructure deployment, public policy, and media coverage. The site aggregates this information in easy-to-use dashboards to quickly find [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
The White House and U.S. Department of Energy brought together experts, charging station providers, cities and states, automakers, and the software-development and data-analysis communities to hold a datathon on electric vehicles. Atlas spoke about its work with public agencies on using a data-driven approach to policy development and program evaluation.
This brief identifies ways EV industry market participants -- particularly automakers, charging service providers, and electric utilities -- can seize the opportunity to collaboratively create a robust EV market while reducing its risk of engagement. The brief is an output of the EV Industry Dialogue, a unique effort that brings [...]
This report consists of a market potential assessment of various alternative fuels and vehicles tailored to local conditions in Connecticut. The report found that the increased deployment of plug-in electric vehicles is the most promising approach to reduce emissions from Connecticut’s transportation sector and to meet the state’s energy [...]
In 2016, Edison Electric Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy sponsored an educational webinar series designed to: Help utilities learn about the plug-in electric vehicle market Walk utilities through the process of developing, launching, and sustaining a utility plug-in electric vehicle program in its region Provide a forum for [...]
This guide answers questions that private investors and state and local agencies, such as state energy offices, may have in deciding whether and to what extent they should invest in publicly available charging infrastructure. The guide demonstrates that with continued public support in the near term, new business models [...]