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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: , , |

Highway Revenue Assessment Tool

The Highway Revenue Assessment Tool, built in Microsoft Excel, gives users insights into how the road network is funded by motor fuel taxes and how that revenue will change with new market conditions. The tool also allows users to explore scenarios to change motor fuel taxes [...]

June, 2020|Tool|Categories: | 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 [...]

May, 2020|Tool|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 [...]

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 [...]

February, 2020|Tool|Categories: | Tags: , , |

EV Hub

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 [...]

January, 2020|Tool|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 Bi-Annual Update 2019 (1)

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|Tool|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: , |

Advancing Industry Collaboration in the EV Market

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 [...]

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

Moving Forward with Green Energy

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

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 [...]

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

EV Charging Guide

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 [...]