On the Road to Fleet Electrification: A Framework for Estimating Distribution System Impacts of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Electrification

Posted by Reports on May 6, 2024 5:21:42 PM

Publish Date: May 6, 2024

Large-scale Medium- and Heavy-Duty vehicle (MHDV) electrification has the potential to put downward pressure on electric utility rates, provide valuable grid services, save money for fleet owners, and reduce pollution and GHG emissions. Preparing our electric grid and building the electrical capacity to power our transportation sector will be one of the largest logistical and public policy challenges over the next decade and one of the most valuable infrastructure investments we’ve made in generations. 

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Topics: Advanced Transportation, Pennsylvania, Illinois

Saving Hoosiers Money on Indiana’s Vehicle Fleet

Posted by Reports on Dec 19, 2023 12:41:24 PM

Publish Date: December 19, 2023

With electric vehicles (EVs) becoming more widely available on the market, state governments across the country are taking steps to incorporate more electric vehicles into their state fleets. This analysis demonstrates the potential long-term savings EVs could deliver for Indiana, finding that replacing Indiana’s light duty vehicle fleet with comparable EVs could save roughly $62.4 million over a 15-year span.

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Topics: Advanced Transportation, Indiana

Saving Taxpayer Money on Florida’s Vehicle Fleet: Total Cost of Ownership Survey and Savings

Posted by Reports on Mar 20, 2023 1:53:02 PM

Publish Date: March 20, 2023

State vehicle procurement often relies on a pure up-front cost assessment. Recently, states have started to look at ways to holistically assess up-front cost, fuel, and maintenance when procuring fleet vehicles. A total cost of ownership approach is a straightforward, fiscally responsible way to ensure that state fleets are affordable, modern, and maximize state dollars. A new report from national business association Advanced Energy United found the state of Florida could save almost $280 million by considering the total cost of ownership in vehicle procurement decisions, compared to the current practice of only considering purchase price. The report, a joint effort between Advanced Energy United and the Electrification Coalition with support from Atlas Public Policy, highlights the lower lifetime maintenance costs that ultimately make an electric fleet significantly more affordable for the state.

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation, Florida

Clean Hydrogen's Role in an Advanced Energy Economy

Posted by Reports on May 10, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Publish Date: May 10, 2022

 

AEE’s vision is 100% clean electricity and electrified transportation in the U.S., and we support a broad range of technologies, products, and services that will get us to that goal. Clean hydrogen, meaning hydrogen produced using solely zero-carbon energy resources, has the potential to contribute to a 100% clean energy economy by utilizing advanced energy resources in place of fossil fuels. This document outlines key principles and considerations that legislators and other decisionmakers can use to develop and evaluate clean hydrogen policies.

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation

Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption for Grid Reliability and Community Resilience

Posted by Reports on May 4, 2022 11:01:06 AM

Publish Date: April 20, 2022

Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption COVER

A team of 13 graduate students in Columbia University’s MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program worked to develop for AEE recommendations to accelerate the adoption of electric school buses in some of the country’s most promising markets. Through a series of policy and financial recommendations, the Columbia team identified pathways to adoption in support of AEE’s ongoing work in three fast-growing Sun Belt states – Arizona, Florida, and Texas. The report discusses the current landscape surrounding energy markets and regulation in these states, analyzes political considerations affecting electric school bus adoption, and provides recommendations for accelerating the transition to emissions-free school transportation fleets.

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation