Scott Shepard, senior research analyst for Navigant Research, tells Trucks.com that the adoption of electric buses is gaining speed but the transition to zero emissions by public transportation agencies is not moving as fast as some might hope for.
Electric vehicle charging continues to surge, a move that will only hasten the adoption of electric cars and other vehicles such as commercial trucks.
August’s U.S. plug-in car sales continue along the long term upward trend!
The EV market is growing exponentially!
Cumulative global EV sales have hit 4 million this week, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Including electric buses, the 4 million mark was reached at the beginning of July.
According to a new study published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), battery electric buses have lower global warming than diesel buses everywhere in the country.
Q2 2018 returned the strongest sales on record for electric vehicles (EV) with 65,585 units sold in the U.S.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to spend $10.8 million of its Volkswagen settlement money on electric school buses, a larger carve out than any other state.
“It’s not possible to come into a high volume scenario with imported cars. We want to localize electric mobility in the US.” -Hinrich Woebcken
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has estimated that by 2050, 70–90% of all EV driver fueling will be done either at home or work. There are many pieces to the electric vehicle and charging infrastructure puzzle in the US and Dan Bowermaster, the program manager for Electric Transportation at EPRI, answered some questions recently about what the EV future for America might look like
On January 30, 2018, the Trustee for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement for State Beneficiaries, Wilmington Trust, N.A., notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that Florida has been designated as a beneficiary under the Trust Agreement.