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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 [...]

Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool

September, 2019|Categories: Tool|Tags: , , |

The Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool equips users with decision-relevant information on the financial viability and environmental impact of light-, medium-, and heavy-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 [...]

Electric Trucks and Buses Overview

July, 2019|Categories: Publication|Tags: , , |

This report provides an overview of bus and truck electrification in the United States. Electrification in the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sector is increasing in the United States with California leading the way. This report draws on recent research from the ICF and other sources to present information [...]

EV Charging Financial Analysis Tool

April, 2019|Categories: Tool|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

EValuateNY

March, 2019|Categories: Tool|Tags: |

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

EV Hub

August, 2017|Categories: Tool|Tags: |

The Atlas EV Hub is an online platform to equip all stakeholders with actionable information on the EV market. The objective of EV Hub is to bring a data-driven approach to policymaking around transportation electrification and accelerate market growth. The EV Hub contains a wealth of data on the [...]

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 [...]