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March 23, 2020
EV Hub During Coronavirus Pandemic
Source: Forbes
COVID19 has upended so many aspects of our lives that it can be hard to wrap our heads around what this means for transportation electrification. In this post, we won’t dive deep into the market implications because it’s far too early to know how this will play out. Instead, we’ll share some things we can say for certain about what we’ll be doing on EV Hub in the coming months.

Our priorities this month, and for the foreseeable future, will be to continue to track market and policy developments as we’ve been doing for nearly three years. We don’t expect major new policy in the near future, but the market will likely go through some gyrations as the economic effects of the pandemic start to materialize. We’ll also use this time to take a fresh look at how we’re structuring some of our policy tracking and dashboards to ensure that our users can find the information they need quickly.

Beginning April 1st, we’ll get going on our quarterly summary slide deck as usual. As a reminder, this slide deck pulls together developments in the market and public policy along with a summary of media coverage and research. The slides are usually available the last day of the month following the end of the quarter. Last year, we started presenting this slide deck in a recorded webinar. We’ll continue that with our Q1 slides but will shake up the webinar format. Rather than simply presenting the slides as we’ve done to date, we’ll limit our presentation to our insights and encourage greater input from the community. Stay tuned on how we’ll be doing that.

Speaking of webinars, which are all the rage right now, we have one this Wednesday at 1pm ET on electric trucks as part of our work with the Retail Industry Leaders Association, C2ES, and David Gardner and Associates. Charles from Atlas will speak about our recent report on the total cost of ownership of trucks. Don’t miss it! More information is available here and you can register through the following link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3611666304828038411?source=P2P+Share.

We’ll also be doing our quarterly on-boarding webinar where we provide an overview of what is available on the EV Hub and how to use it. This will be held some time in April. Stay tuned for more information on that and be sure to join if you’re new to EV Hub or are interested in a refresher.

We’ll save our prognostications on the virus’s impacts on the EV market for a future post. For now, please stay safe and let us know if you have any suggestions about how we can make the EV Hub more valuable to you during this difficult time.

Nick
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NYSERDA Adds $5 million to the Charge Ready NY Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has added $5 million to the Charge Ready NY program which offers $4,000 rebates to public and private organizations that install Level 2 EV charging stations at public parking facilities, workplaces, and multifamily apartment buildings. This announcement brings the program’s total budget to $12 million. Since launching in September 2018, the program has supported more than 1,800 charging ports, of which over 1,000 have already been installed. Read More Here

National Grid and Oregon DOT Seeking Vendors for EV Charging Programs

In Massachusetts, the electric utility National Grid in Massachusetts has issued an RFI in order to execute residential off-peak charging rebate program. The survey seeks vendors that could provide charging data from varying technologies. The Off-Peak Rebate will pay customers a fixed per-kWh rate for charging their EV during the hours of 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The survey will be open until February 28th and an RFP will be issued afterwards. 

In Oregon, the Department of Transportation is hosting a pre-proposal webinar to provide an overview of a new funding opportunity. Public agencies in the state are providing funding to upgrade and enhance Oregon’s network of 44 charging stations available as a part of the West Coast Electric Highway Initiative with new, dual-protocol, DC fast charging capability. The upgrades will allow fast charging using CHAdeMO or CCS connectors at each of the 44 sites. The pre-proposal webinar will be held on April 20th at 10:30 a.m. PST. Read More Here

2020 Federal Low or No Emission Program Funding Available

On January 17, 2020, the Federal Transit Adminsitration (FTA) announced the opening of the 2020 Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program. Under this cycle. approximately $130 million will be available for transit agencies in all states to go towards the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities.

The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to State and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities. Since 2015, the Low-No Program has awarded almost $350 million for ZEV transit buses and supporting equipment. This year’s allocation will be the largest amount of yearly funding to date. Proposals are due by March 17, 2020. Read More Here

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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 costs? Fleet owners and managers now have a new cost of ownership tool and two reports that highlight potential solutions to adoption barriers and share insights from companies that have piloted electric truck projects. This webinar will review these new reports and explore options for lowering adoption costs, the supply chain importance of electrifying medium- and heavy-duty trucking, and the potential for climate pollution reductions in the largest emitting sector of the U.S. economy. Read More Here.

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