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Green transportation describes many types of mobility that conserve energy, increase efficiency, and use clean and renewable alternative fuels. The transition from fossil fuels-gasoline and diesel-is well underway. Washington consumers and fleets increasingly use alternative fuels-such as clean electricity, biofuels, and renewable fuels-for moving people and goods.

This is especially true for public fleets. The Washington legislature has set ambitious goals and provides a variety of grants and incentives to support green transportation at all levels of government. The WSU Energy Program maintains this Green Transportation website to provide unbiased, up-to-date education and technical assistance to support the transition of public fleets to cleaner fuels.

 

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Electrification Assessment of Public Vehicles in Washington

In this report from the Washington Joint Transportation Committee, the study team evaluated the electrification potential for nearly 29,000 publicly owned vehicles operated by state agencies, school districts, and transit agencies. The outcome of the analysis was favorable for EVs, revealing several cost-effective pathways to widespread electrification by 2035.

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We periodically add new information and resources to support your goals of adding electric vehicles or alt fuels to your fleet.

News Updates - Early 2021

These headlines are provided in cooperation with our regional Clean Cities programs and other sources.


Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition

Electric Car Battery Pack Prices Fell 89% in Just 10 Years
CNET
Battery packs for electric cars checked off a milestone in 2020. For the first time, prices slid under $100 per kilowatt hour, and thorough analysis shows prices fell 89% in just 10 years.

Electric Vehicle Models Expected to Triple in 4 Years as Declining Battery Costs Boost Adoption
Utility Dive
The number of electric vehicle models available to consumers is expected to more than triple in the next three years, from roughly 40 to 127 in the U.S. as battery prices fall, charging infrastructure spreads and adoption rises.

US Fleets Cautious About Adopting Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
Transport Topics
Hydrogen fuel cell technology will likely roll out in heavy-duty trucks over the next five years, but hurdles remain before U.S. motor carriers will adopt them beyond small numbers of test vehicles.

To Boost Emissions Reductions from Electric Vehicles, Know When to Charge
MIT News
MIT researchers developed a novel EV emissions model to quantify the importance of vehicle charging patterns and impact of ambient temperature on EV emissions levels.

 

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