White Papers

GLOBAL ROADMAP FOR REACHING 100% ZERO-EMISSION MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES BY 2040

GLOBAL ROADMAP FOR REACHING 100% ZERO-EMISSION MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES BY 2040

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 /Cristiano Façanha PhD., Bill Van Amburg, Peter Jenkins, Owen MacDonnell
At COP26, an initial group of 15 leading nations signed a Global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, establishing a clearly defined goal of 30 percent zero-emission commercial vehicle sales by 2030 and ...
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Zeroing in on zero-emission trucks

Zeroing in on zero-emission trucks

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 /Baha M. Al-Alawi, Owen MacDonnell, Ross McLane, and Kevin Walkowicz
Zero-emission trucks (ZETs) are relatively new to the U.S. commercial automotive market, but with numerous pending orders and purchase commitments now in place and increasing regulatory policy action at the state level, these vehicles are poised to s ...
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Sharp Rise in Fleet Plans to Purchase to Electric Vehicles, But Awareness of Optimized Charging Is Low, According to CALSTART Report

Sharp Rise in Fleet Plans to Purchase to Electric Vehicles, But Awareness of Optimized Charging Is Low, According to CALSTART Report

Saturday, January 15, 2022
Charging as a Service (CaaS), Smart Charging and Software Solutions are Part of a Growing Toolbox to Help EV Fleets Lower Charging Costs (Pasadena) January X, 2022 – A new CALSTART report, “Not Just Smart: The Importance of Managed Charging” writte ...
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Fuel-Fired Heaters: The Current Landscape

Fuel-Fired Heaters: The Current Landscape

Friday, January 14, 2022 /Katrina Sutton, Kristian Jokinen, & Fred Silver
As of 2021, there are 3,364 full-sized transit battery electric buses (BEBs) in the United States, with more on the way (Hamilton et al., 2021). An increasing number of states and transit agencies are making a commitment to zero-emission buses across ...
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Zeroing in on ZEBS - The Advanced Technology Transit Bus Index:  A North American ZEB Inventory Report

Zeroing in on ZEBS - The Advanced Technology Transit Bus Index: A North American ZEB Inventory Report

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 /Hannah Hamilton, Rachel Chard, Bryan Lee, Fred Silver, and Justin Slosky
This report aims to provide an updated inventory of the number of zero-emission buses (ZEBs) currently adopted within the United States and Canada, according to data collected through September 2021. The adoption of ZEBs increased steadily in the pas ...
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Commercial Vehicle Battery Cost Assessment

Commercial Vehicle Battery Cost Assessment

Thursday, December 23, 2021 /Kevin Beaty, YUNEV
Strategic Sourcing Challenges for North American Truck and Bus OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers ...
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Electric School Buses Market Study

Electric School Buses Market Study

Thursday, December 9, 2021 /Mitul Arora, CALSTART Dan Welch, CALSTART Fred Silver, CALSTART
A Synthesis of Current Technologies, Costs, Demonstrations, and Funding ...
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Going Beyond the Curb: Policies and Best Practices

Going Beyond the Curb: Policies and Best Practices

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 /CALSTART
PASADENA, CA, September 14, 2021 — As the economy reopens and cities are once again coming to life, the urban curbside is a busy and increasingly competitive space. CALSTART, a national nonprofit focused on accelerating clean transportation, has rele ...
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California Transit Agencies Chart a Course to Zero Emissions: A review of proposed ZEB pathways under the innovative clean transit regulation

California Transit Agencies Chart a Course to Zero Emissions: A review of proposed ZEB pathways under the innovative clean transit regulation

Monday, August 9, 2021 /CALSTART
California’s Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation requires all transit agencies to purchase only zero-emission buses (ZEBs) starting in 2029. This regulation will result in a statewide zero-emission transit fleet by 2040 as ageing conventionally ...
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Taking Commercial Fleet Electrification to scale: Financing Barriers and Solutions

Taking Commercial Fleet Electrification to scale: Financing Barriers and Solutions

Monday, March 1, 2021 /Robert O. Gurman
Numerous barriers and risks impede zero-emission commercial vehicles (ZECV) from reaching meaningful scale despite strong and growing policy momentum toward their adoption. While some of these barriers and risks are technological in nature, like the ...
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Taking Commercial Fleet Electrification to Scale: Financing Barriers and Solutions

Taking Commercial Fleet Electrification to Scale: Financing Barriers and Solutions

Monday, March 1, 2021 /CALSTART
Despite strong and growing policy and consumer momentum toward their adoption, barriers remain and are impeding the growth of the zero-emission commercial vehicle (ZECV) segment. A new CALSTART White Paper, “Taking Commercial Fleet Electrification to ...
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CALSTART California ZEV Jobs Study

CALSTART California ZEV Jobs Study

Friday, January 1, 2021 /CALSTART
California’s 10+ years of public investment in zero-emission vehicle technologies has built a major home-grown industry in the state and created thriving small-businesses, demonstrated by CALSTART’s recent study, which shows that the zero-emission ve ...
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SIMPLIFYING Zero-Emission Transit Bus Procurement: Lessons from Statewide Contracts

SIMPLIFYING Zero-Emission Transit Bus Procurement: Lessons from Statewide Contracts

Thursday, December 31, 2020 /Jared Schnader & Hannah Hamilton
Public transportation employees are continuously stretched thin in many of their affairs, including the procurement of new vehicles due to limited resources and bandwidth. Contract development using federal guidelines for the purchase of new vehicles ...
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Zeroing in on ZEBS

Zeroing in on ZEBS

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 /Hannah Hamilton, Rachel Chard, Bryan Lee, Fred Silver, and Justin Slosky
This report aims to provide an updated inventory of the number of zero-emission buses (ZEBs) currently adopted within the United States and Canada, according to data collected through September 2021. The adoption of ZEBs increased steadily in the pas ...
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Moving Zero-Emission Freight Toward Commercialization

Moving Zero-Emission Freight Toward Commercialization

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 /Dan Welch, Cristiano Façanha, Rob Kroon, Harm Weken, David Bruil, and Floris Jousma
Global transportation systems have begun a shift to newer, cleaner technologies that will meet greenhouse gas emission reduction and air quality improvement goals that governments have developed or fleets have adopted. Zero-emission freight vehicles ...
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Clean Transit Innovation Network

Clean Transit Innovation Network

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 /CALSTART
The Clean Transit Innovation Network (CTIN) is a centralized help center for United States transit agencies and representatives seeking a step-by-step pathway to creating cleaner bus fleets. CTIN reports on efforts to deploy, test and commercialize ...
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Zeroing in on ZEBs: The Advanced Technology Transit Bus Index | 2019

Zeroing in on ZEBs: The Advanced Technology Transit Bus Index | 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019 /AnnieLaurie Vann
America’s zero-emission bus fleet is on the move, growing nearly 37 percent since last year according to CALSTART’s annual accounting of zero-emission electric and fuel cell transit buses (ZEBs) in the United States. Zeroing in on ZEBs: The Advanced ...
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Voucher Incentive Programs: A Tool for Clean Commercial Vehicle Deployment

Voucher Incentive Programs: A Tool for Clean Commercial Vehicle Deployment

Monday, July 1, 2019 /Dan Welch, Benjamin Mandel
July 2019 - Investments and innovations in clean buses and trucks are progressing at a rapid pace in the United States and across the world, yet fleet adoption of alternative fuel vehicles has been hampered by the comparatively high costs of the new ...
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How Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Trucks Can Be Part of the Climate Solution

How Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Trucks Can Be Part of the Climate Solution

Sunday, December 2, 2018 /Owen MacDonnell and Cristiano Façanha, PhD
Representing only four percent of the global on-road fleet, trucks are responsible for roughly 27 percent of global on-road greenhouse gas emissions. Many nations, even those considered climate leaders, fear big trucks are too challenging to regulate ...
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Breathing Easy - A Survey of Zero Emission Buses Across America

Breathing Easy - A Survey of Zero Emission Buses Across America

Friday, August 17, 2018 /Elliott James Popel
This report includes a breakdown of all zero emission buses, categorized by battery electric buses and hydrogen fuel cell buses, for every state in the US. A list of transit agencies who are actively operating, ordering, or has received funding for z ...
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Survey of Tier 1 automotive suppliers with respect to the US 2025 LDV GHG emissions standards

Survey of Tier 1 automotive suppliers with respect to the US 2025 LDV GHG emissions standards

Friday, February 2, 2018
Ricardo Energy & Environment (RE&E) was commissioned by CALSTART to carry out a survey of Tier 1 automotive suppliers to gather information on the views of these companies with respect to the US 2025 LDV greenhouse gas standards and the proposed revi ...
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