Select applications and vehicles that offer the best near-term opportunity to achieve cost savings and emissions reductions through electrification, based on the results of the analysis. A fleet could choose to begin electrifying certain vehicle classes while performing pilot programs in others.
At this stage, the fleet should explore opportunities for funding assistance through the federal Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act. For example, a new U.S. EPA program will provide for the total replacement costs of Classes 6 and 7 vehicles. States can also apply for competitive grant funding through U.S. DOT to receive funding for charging infrastructure installation.
Fleet Challenge website describing free EV Cost-Benefit tool supporting overall electric vehicle transitions.
The Dashboard for Rapid Vehicle Electrification – DRVE Tool – developed by the Electrification Coalition, provides analysis for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty fleet electrification.
Atlas Public Policy’s User guide, version 1.4, for DRVE tool regarding analysis on light, medium, and heavy-duty fleet electrification, (July 2021).
Argonne National Laboratory’s Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool.
Department of Energy, Alternative Fuels Data Center, Vehicle Cost Calculator.
Atlas Public Policy’s, EV Hub, Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool provides decision-relevant information on the financial viability and environmental impact of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicle fleet procurements.
Developed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), DRIVE uses global positioning system (GPS) and controller area network (CAN) data to characterize vehicle operation and produce custom vehicle drive cycles based on real-world activity.
Argonne National Laboratory, Comprehensive Total Cost of Ownership Quantification online software tool for Vehicles with Different Size Classes and Powertrains, (Apr. 2021).
Oregon, Department of Administrative Services, Return on investment tools regarding zero emission vehicles, used to develop budgeting and ROI tools to help guide agencies on ZEV purchases and costs for budgeting the changing EV infrastructure.
ChargeHub website for automatic estimate of the savings expected with an electric car.
Lynn Daniels, RMI, RMI’s Cost-Effectively Transitioning Fleets to EVs without Disrupting Operations, (Feb. 10, 2021)
MAPC, Fleets for the Future 2017 Guide to Financing Alternative Vehicle Procurement
Total cost of ownership estimator for California hybrid and zero-emission truck and bus voucher incentive project (HVIP).
State of Hawaii Climate Change Portal, Hawaii’s Fleet tool used to calculate cost of ownership by Summary of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Analysis.
Oregon Executive Order 17-21 directs state agencies to accelerate zero emission vehicle adoption in Oregon to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Text of Massachusetts User guide for Statewide Contract for the Purchase of Vehicles includes link to the list of currently available models (with pricing information) that can be filtered for EVs and other specs.
A memo to New Hampshire State Government Energy Committee on Calculating long-term vehicle costs and procurement options, (Jan. 4, 2017)
A memo to New Hampshire State Government Energy Committee from Staff State Energy Team on Appendix A of Calculating long-term vehicle costs draft, (Jan. 4, 2018)
A memo to New Hampshire State Government Energy Committee from Staff State Energy Team regarding Appendix B of Calculating long-term vehicle costs, (Jan. 4, 2018)
Colorado Senate Bill 13-254, expansion of the utility cost-savings measures law to allow a government entity to enter into a vehicle fleet maintenance and fuel cost-savings contract
Yale Center for Business and the Environment webinar to explore the potential of ESCO business models to accelerate integration and adoption of electric vehicles into fleet operations, (Jan. 26, 2017)
Frank Jossi, Minnesota, Energy News Network, News story on the $25 million electric vehicle program in Minnesota, (Apr. 22, 2019)
Nevada Energy, Charging Station Incentives for Government Buildings website
Tool that equips users with critical information on the financial performance of electric vehicle charging projects
Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.