Dashboard for Rapid Vehicle Electrification, or DRVE, is a powerful tool that equips users with decision-relevant information on the financial viability and environmental impact of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicle fleet procurements across an entire fleet. The Microsoft Excel-based tool can evaluate a variety of procurement ownership structures, vehicle types, electric vehicle charging configurations, and many more scenarios.

In a nutshell, the tool allows users to import all fleet vehicles and compare a fleet’s conventional vehicles with an electric vehicle alternative. The analysis compares vehicles on a total cost of ownership basis along with well-to-wheels emissions based on regional electrical grid characteristics.

Get started by downloading a copy of the tool and user guide below. Sample data is also provided for users who want to try the tool before providing their own data.

The tool is currently supported on Windows 10, and requires Excel 2016 or a later version.

Please send an email to drve@atlaspolicy.com with your thoughts, your suggestions, or any issues that you find. 

This tool was created with funding from the Electrification Coalition.

Last Updated: July 2021

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Release Notes

Find what’s new and download previous versions of DRVE.

Version Date Author Organization Revisions
1.4 7/1/2021 Josh Rosenberg Atlas Public Policy Bug fixes: Resolved issue causing buses to not be mapped. Feature updates: Added ability to set custom defaults for VMT and Years of Use. Added forecasting feature in the market settings. Added additional guidance on procurement settings. Added values for default charging procurements. Allowed users to start with all defaults pre-loaded into the tool.
1.3 3/31/2021 Josh Rosenberg Atlas Public Policy Increased error reporting when fleet has no valid VINs. Updated data on vehicle availability, fuel prices, energy inflation, emissions and insurance.
1.2 3/5/2021 Josh Rosenberg Atlas Public Policy Bug fixes: Resolved other issue causing users to be unable to import a fleet file. Fixed bug causing application to crash upon inventory sheet selection. Optimization to VIN decoding process where processing time will be a function of unique models. Added license.
1.1 3/1/2021 Josh Rosenberg Atlas Public Policy Bug fixes: Resolved issue causing users to be unable to import a fleet file. Added support for transit, school, and coach buses. Next release will include optimization to VIN decoding process.
1.0 2/17/2021 Josh Rosenberg Atlas Public Policy Official Launch. Minor bug fixes: resolved fields that allowed for bad input. Added report feature which summarizes analysis and provides ability to export report as a PDF.
0.7 12/7/2020 Josh Rosenberg Atlas Public Policy Introduced performance improvement which fixed issue causing high memory usage. Introduced feature allowing user to specify maintenance, insurance, and federal incentive costs on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis. Minor bug fixes.
0.6 11/9/2020 Josh Rosenberg Atlas Public Policy Initial Beta release.

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