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Electric Vehicle Reimbursement Rate for Colorado State Employees

August, 2021|Categories: Publication|Tags: , |

The Colorado Energy Office tasked Atlas Public Policy to conduct an analysis that will inform a state policy allowing employees to be reimbursed for electricity used for State-issued EVs charged at home. This report recommends a per kilowatt-hour reimbursement rate and estimates bill impacts to EV drivers [...]

Transportation Electrification in the Southeast (2021)

August, 2021|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

This report defines key indicators that outline the state of transportation electrification in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee (collectively the ‘Southeast’). This report tracks progress in the region against several indicators including investment and employment related to EV manufacturing, deployment of passenger EVs [...]

Benefits of Transportation Electrification in a Post Pandemic World

June, 2021|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , , |

The first three months of 2021 saw early actions from the Biden Administration and strong commitments to transportation electrification made by automakers, utilities, and other key players in the United States electric vehicle (EV) market. This activity has increased the number and breadth of pathways that policymakers [...]

U.S. Passenger Vehicle Electrification Infrastructure Assessment

April, 2021|Categories: Analysis|Tags: , , |

Atlas Public Policy research shows that to put the nation on the path to full electrification and achieve 100 percent passenger electric vehicle sales by 2035, over $87 billion in investments in charging infrastructure will be needed over the next decade, including $39 billion for public charging. [...]

Air Quality, Climate Change, and COVID-19

March, 2021|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

COVID-19 and the severe 2020 wildfire season have had an extreme impact on economic, health, and social justice challenges in the United States. Americans continue to contract the virus at elevated rates, contributing to persistent high unemployment and job loss as businesses temporarily and permanently close. These [...]

Electric Utility Filing 2nd 2020 Bi-Annual Update

February, 2021|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

Since 2012, utility commissions across the country have approved more than $2.6 billion in transportation electrification investments. $1.2 billion, almost half of the all-time total, was approved in 2020 alone. This represents a three-fold increase over the amount approved in 2019 and the largest year on record [...]

Transportation Electrification in North Carolina

February, 2021|Categories: Analysis|Tags: , , , |

Increased EV adoption across all vehicle classes is critical if North Carolina is to meet its transportation electrification and climate goals. On-road vehicles are the leading source of greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions in the state and emissions from commercial vehicles in particular disproportionately harm marginalized [...]

Electrification Assessment of Public Vehicles in Washington

November, 2020|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , , |

Washington state is positioned to cost effectively electrify nearly all public vehicle procurements by the year 2035. With near-term policy action and targeted investments in infrastructure, the state can accelerate ongoing efforts to advance electric vehicles and solidify its leadership position in the electric vehicle market in [...]

Transportation Electrification in the Southeast

October, 2020|Categories: Publication|Tags: , |

This brief defines key indicators that outline the state of transportation electrification in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee (‘Southeast’). Overall, the Southeast is behind other regions in the country in terms of passenger EV adoption, EV charging deployment, government funding, and utility investment [...]

Electric Utility Filing 1st 2020 Bi-Annual Update

October, 2020|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

This report examines recent trends in transportation electrification with a focus on EV-related filings by investor-owned electric utilities. Since 2012, utility commissions across the country have approved almost $1.5 billion in transportation electrification investments [1]. Between January and June 2020, $60 million in utility investment was approved. [...]

Assessing Financial Barriers to the Adoption of Electric Trucks

February, 2020|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

The transportation sector is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles account for a disproportionate share of those emissions. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has partnered with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), David Gardiner [...]

Electric Utility Filing 2nd 2019 Bi-Annual Update

February, 2020|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

This report examines recent trends in transportation electrification with a focus on EV-related filings by investor-owned electric utilities. Using data from the Atlas EV Hub (www.atlasevhub.com), the report summarizes utility EV investment activity in 2019 and places that investment in a broader context.1 Throughout the year, $375 [...]

Investment in Public EV Charging in the United States

February, 2020|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

This brief provides an overview of the historical and current state of government, private sector, and electric utility investment in publicly available charging infrastructure in the United States. This market is in the early stages of development. Multiple business models are being tested, and several sources of [...]

Public and Electric Utility Support for Electric Buses and Trucks

December, 2019|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , , |

America’s medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are going electric in response to technological improvements, regulatory requirements, and complementary policies. Manufacturers, transit agencies, and fleet operators alike benefit from a wide range of supportive public programs and investment from electric utilities to accelerate deployment. This report provides an overview [...]

Vehicle-Grid Integration

October, 2019|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

This brief lays out the challenges and opportunities of vehicle-grid integration (VGI). Electric vehicles (EVs) can help increase the utilization of existing electrical grid assets and put downward pressure on electricity rates by decreasing the average cost of delivering electricity. Many aspects of VGI, including time-of-use (TOU) [...]

Assessing the Business Case for Hosting Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New York State

September, 2019|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

As the electric vehicle (EV) market grows, so does the demand for public charging stations. Public charging infrastructure expansion is limited by high upfront costs of equipment and installation, uncertain usage of charging services, and consumers’ willingness to pay for public charging. To date, public funding has [...]

Electric Utility Filing 1st 2019 Bi-Annual Update

August, 2019|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , , |

This report provides an overview of electric utility filing activity related to transportation electrification for the first half of 2019. From January 1 through June 30, 2019, commissions throughout the United States have approved more than $116 million in electric utility investment in transportation electrification. Seven programs [...]

State Roundtable on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

November, 2018|Categories: Conference|Tags: , , , |

In September 2018, Audi revealed its first all-electric vehicle (EV), a midsize crossover utility vehicle with a manufacturer-estimated range over 200 miles. In conjunction with this launch event, Audi of America sponsored the State Roundtable on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in collaboration with Atlas Public Policy and the Alliance for [...]

Smart Columbus Case Study: Charging at Multi-Unit Dwellings

June, 2018|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

Smart Columbus, the smart city initiative of the Columbus region1, is taking concrete steps to grow the electric vehicle (EV) market in the region by expanding access to home charging. In summer 2017, Smart Columbus launched a residential charging program to accelerate EV adoption through a rebate for [...]

Smart Columbus Case Study: Public Fleet EV Procurement

February, 2018|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , , |

Smart Columbus has made significant progress against its objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by electrifying the transportation sector; a key goal of the Smart City Challenge. Among its five electrification priorities, Columbus is committed to introducing 300 electric vehicles (EVs) into public fleets, with the City [...]

Electric Vehicle Procurements for Public Fleets

October, 2017|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Transportation Electrification Toolkit for Connecticut

May, 2017|Categories: Analysis|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

State Funding Priorities for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

February, 2017|Categories: Publication|Tags: , |

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 [...]

The Data-Driven Policymaker

December, 2016|Categories: Conference|Tags: , |

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.

Advancing Industry Collaboration in the EV Market

November, 2016|Categories: Publication|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Moving Forward with Green Energy

September, 2016|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Transportation Electrification for Electric Utilities

July, 2016|Categories: Webinar|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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