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Accelerating the Adoption of Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, and EV Charging Infrastructure

DGA helps businesses make informed decisions about options for use of electric vehicles and electric trucks and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Many businesses are working to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants through corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and emissions reduction programs. The transportation sector is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, providing a significant opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Businesses can help to reduce these emissions though adoption of electric vehicles and trucks, as well as deployment of electric vehicle charging stations that could serve the public as well as their own fleets and employees.

Learn more about DGA’s work products related to the adoption of electric vehicles and infrastructure.

Accelerating the Adoption of Electric Trucks and EV Charging Infrastructure

Many retail businesses are working to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants through corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and emissions reduction programs. These have public health benefits to the local communities and governments which these businesses serve. As one of the largest movers of freight in the country, the retail industry is increasingly concerned about decreasing emissions associated with moving goods, but many retailers lack access to independent analysis to help them make informed decisions about options to use electric trucks and install EV charging infrastructure.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has partnered with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), David Gardiner and Associates (DGA), and Atlas Public Policy (Atlas) to explore the landscape and outlook for electric trucks for freight movement. We are conducting an ongoing assessment of the market landscape, challenges, and opportunities for electric truck adoption among retailer shippers and their transportation partners. DGA facilitates and coordinates the group, provides strategic guidance, and engages with other governmental and non-governmental organizations interested in electric trucks.

Federal Electric Vehicle Policy

Electric vehicles and related charging infrastructure can be supported by federal policies. DGA prepared a brief summarizing policy proposals that support electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

Related News

Learn more about DGA’s recent activities related to EVs and charging infrastructure, including blog posts, webinars, and public comments.

EV Charging Infrastructure at Retail Sites

Passenger electric vehicles are more affordable now than ever before. But despite the advances that led to this exciting trend, public charging infrastructure has not kept pace with the growing electric vehicle (EV) market, creating a major barrier to increased EV adoption. 

Webinar: Accelerating the EV Market

Electric trucks are already on the road, breaking into freight and logistics industries, but what are retail and trucking companies saying about them, and how do they weigh transition cost? Learn more in a recent C2ES webinar featuring David Gardiner as a speaker.

DGA, C2ES urge Virginia to promote electric trucks

In Virginia, state officials are taking meaningful steps toward promoting electric vehicle (EV) use, a critical component of reducing transportation emissions. Transportation is the largest greenhouse gas emitting sector nationwide and also accounts for the largest share of Virginia’s emissions, at 48 percent in 2017.

Learn about opportunities to engage with DGA on this issue: