Tag: Electric Vehicles

  • January 18th, 2023

As you may have been informed in August 2022, an interdisciplinary faculty team consisting of 11 faculty and staff won a $10 million (20% cost share) Federal Transit Award grant for electrifying the Crimson Ride Transit bus fleet: https://news.ua.edu/2022/08/federal-award-to-help-ua-electrify-crimson-ride/#:~:text=TUSCALOOSA%2C%20Ala.,for%20the%20electric%20vehicle%20ecosystem. The award will enable the purchase of eight electric buses, medium and high power charging stations and […]

  • February 23rd, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator contains information on public and private nonresidential alternative fueling stations in the United States and Canada and currently tracks ethanol (E85), biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electric vehicle (EV) charging, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas, and propane stations. Of these fuels, EV charging continues to experience rapidly changing […]

  • January 19th, 2022

This article dissects the issues impacting federal guidelines for investment in charging stations, including where electric vehicle chargers should be placed to meet the needs of all communities, not just affluent drivers traveling on the busiest roadways. StreetLight’s EV infrastructure planning metrics address those issues, spanning the identification of gaps in the current EV charging station network, predictive tools […]

  • October 22nd, 2021

The federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is the primary source of federal funding used by state governments to maintain and improve U.S. surface transportation infrastructure. The majority of HTF revenues (which typically total nearly $40 billion annually) are derived from fuel taxes. These fuel taxes operate as a road user fee, with larger vehicles (e.g. […]

  • March 2nd, 2021

Advocates of electric, shared, and automated vehicles (e-SAVs) envision a future in which people no longer need to drive their privately owned, petroleum-fueled vehicles. Instead, for daily travel they rely on fleets of electric, automated vehicles that offer travel services, including the option to share, or “pool,” rides with strangers. The design, deployment, and operation […]

  • February 19th, 2021

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has announced plans to expand electric vehicle (EV) fast charging infrastructure along portions of Interstates 20 and 459. As part of the initiative, ADECA has issued a request for proposals to build direct-current fast charger (DCFC) stations along specific highway corridors in the state. ADECA will provide up […]

  • May 28th, 2020

Predictors of future auto and energy forecasts say that by the end of this new decade, electric vehicles could account for half of auto sales in the world. The trends that could lead to those projections include better battery technology and a rising interest in energy efficiency for buses, rideshare vehicles, and electric scooters. Read […]

  • November 22nd, 2019

Tesla Inc  on Thursday unveiled its first electric pickup truck that looked like a futuristic angular armored vehicle in gunmetal gray, as the California company took aim at the heart of Detroit automakers’ profits. At a launch event in Los Angeles, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the Cybertruck will have a starting price of […]