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
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
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.
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.