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Benefits of Transportation Electrification in a Post Pandemic World

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

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

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

Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool

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 [...]

April, 2021|Product|Categories: | Tags: , , |

Dashboard for Rapid Vehicle Electrification (DRVE)

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 [...]

Air Quality, Climate Change, and COVID-19

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 [...]

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

Electric Utility Filing 2nd 2020 Bi-Annual Update

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 [...]

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

Transportation Electrification in North Carolina

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 [...]


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 [...]


EValuateCO is a comprehensive dashboarding tool that provides insight into the current state of vehicle electrification in the state of Colorado. The dashboard allows people to view information on EV deployment, current statewide EV infrastructure, and details on charging use for a selected number of CAC funded stations. It [...]

Washington State Fleet Analysis Results Dashboard

As part of Atlas’s 2020 study for the Washington State Legislature Joint Transportation Committee on public vehicle electrification, our project team completed a detailed vehicle-by-vehicle analysis on the total cost of ownership of conventional and electric vehicles for nearly all public vehicles on the road in Washington state. The analysis [...]

Hamilton 2.0 Dashboard

The Hamilton 2.0 dashboard, a project of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, provides a summary analysis of the narratives and topics promoted by Russian, Chinese, and Iranian government officials and state-funded media on Twitter, YouTube, state-sponsored news websites, and via [...]

December, 2020|Featured (Product Only), Product|Categories: , |

Washington Vehicle Fleet Inventory

As part of Atlas's 2020 study for the Washington State Legislature Joint Transportation Committee on public vehicle electrification, our project team compiled an inventory of all public vehicles on the road in the state. Led by the Washington State University Energy Program, this activity was a comprehensive data collection [...]

Electrification Assessment of Public Vehicles in Washington

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 Florida

This brief provides an overview of Florida’s EV market while also highlighting travel patterns and transit agency statistics for major metro regions. These data provide insights on where Florida can leverage government resources and public policy to accelerate the transition to EVs. On-road vehicles are the leading [...]

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

Transportation Electrification in the Southeast

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 [...]

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

Electric Utility Filing 1st 2020 Bi-Annual Update

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. [...]

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

Public EV Charging Business Models for Retail Site Hosts

As the passenger electric vehicle market grows in the United States, public charging infrastructure has not kept pace, and this gap is expected to grow as EV prices drop and vehicles sales expand into new markets. Retailers are uniquely positioned to shrink the existing public charging infrastructure [...]

April, 2020|Publication|Categories: | Tags: , |

Assessing Financial Barriers to the Adoption of Electric Trucks

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

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 (, the report summarizes utility EV investment activity in 2019 and places that investment in a broader context.1 Throughout the year, $375 [...]

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

Investment in Public EV Charging in the United States

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 [...]

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

Public and Electric Utility Support for Electric Buses and Trucks

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

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) [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

Electric Utility Filing 1st 2019 Bi-Annual Update

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 [...]

Electric Trucks and Buses Overview

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 [...]

EV Charging Financial Analysis Tool

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 [...]

April, 2019|Product|Categories: | Tags: , , |

State Roundtable on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

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 [...]

EV Shared Mobility Research

Atlas is leading a project along with the City of Seattle that brings together the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient Mobility Systems program and major industry stakeholders with the cities of Seattle, New York, Portland, and Denver to test different electric, shared mobility interventions. Below are three pieces [...]

October, 2018|Publication|Categories: | Tags: , |

Smart Columbus Case Study: Charging at Multi-Unit Dwellings

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 [...]

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

Smart Columbus Case Study: Public Fleet EV Procurement

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

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 [...]

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

Transportation Electrification Toolkit for Connecticut

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

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 [...]

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

Electric Vehicles in the DC Metro Region

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.

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

The Data-Driven Policymaker

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.

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