The United States Postal Service (USPS) runs one of the world’s largest civilian fleets of any kind, with nearly a quarter of a million vehicles. It’s significant that USPS plans to stop buying gas-powered trucks by 2026.
With more than 26 million electric vehicles (EVs) expected on U.S. roads by 2030, now’s the time to start planning for EV chargers at your facility. For commercial applications — including powering a fleet of work vehicles and EV charging for customers — Level 2 chargers are often the most cost-effective choice.
In 2021, the federal government devoted more than $300 million to the electrification of airport ground vehicle fleets. That effort continues with the roll-out of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which promises $15 billion for improving airports — including sustainability projects like switching to electric vehicles (EVs) and installing charging infrastructure
Federal policy calls for electric vehicles (EVs) to take over half the market for new car sales by 2030. To reach that goal, however, we’ll need a lot more EV charging stations — and your company can be part of the transformation. Now is the perfect time to get involved, with $7.5 billion in federal funding earmarked for EV charging infrastructure.
These days, many types of organizations may invest in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Utility companies operate public EV charging stations. Fleet owners may install a whole system to keep their EVs ready to roll. But increasingly, owners of commercial properties — and the businesses they rent to — are installing EV charging stations, too.
If the nations of the world keep their current transportation and energy policies, the global fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) will grow to 145 million units by the end of the decade. If many governments adopt certain sustainability initiatives, the fleet could grow to 230 million vehicles by 2030. That will be around 12 percent of all vehicles, everywhere.
Not sure which safety standards to worry about as you build EV charging stations? Here’s a rundown of what’s out there for EVSE cable management.
Passenger cars aren’t the only mode of transportation switching from gas to battery power. Light commercial vehicles—delivery vans, work pickups, cabover trucks—represented just 24,000 of the U.S.’s electric vehicles in 2021. By 2030, they’re expected to grow to nearly 4 million units. That means many fleet owners are currently trying to figure out how to make the transition. A big part of that project will be creating charging infrastructure.
Across industries, fleet managers are making plans for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. They may be municipalities converting bus fleets to electric; distributors upgrading delivery fleets; or manufacturers switching trucks or material handling vehicles to run on electricity. These managers of industrial EV fleets may already be familiar with a decades-old electric vehicle technology: Forklifts.