1. Real world deployments of Medium-Heavy Duty EVs by highly visible fleets in key vehicle segments with compelling stories:
The direct demonstrations in this project focus on freight and goods movement and mobility solutions, including: 1) DHL Supply Chain (Class-8 EV for Transfer Truck); 2) Two Men and a Truck (Class-6 EV for Local Delivery); and 3) Columbus Yellow Cab (Class-4 EV for local transit connecting low-income residents to employment sites). Beyond compelling stories, these specific demonstrations are designed to showcase EVs in vehicle platforms with opportunities for adoption across the largest number and widest range of use cases in freight, service, and mobility fleets.
2. Improved Medium-Heavy Duty EV Datalogging and Reporting Capabilities, led by partner Sawatch Labs working in conjunction with EV Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) involved in the three demonstration projects:
Sawatch Labs will work with OEMs to provide software and signals engineering to ensure data can be captured, cleaned, and reported with useful visual displays by the commercially available Geotab telematics platform.
3. Operational & Financial Performance Analysis Tools Informed by OEM, End-User Data on 427 real-world deployments of Class 4-8 EVs in fleet applications nationally:
This robust data set will be used to iterate variables and inform the creation of Operational and Financial Analysis modeling tools for any fleet interested in the class 4-8 vehicle platforms demonstrated and showcased in this project.
4. Analysis of Key Fleet Prospects and Distribution of Replication Resources:
Project team in partnership with Clean Cities coalitions from across the country will identify fleet stakeholders with similar vehicle operations, share case studies, and perform individualized analysis to demonstrate how the pilot vehicles can be adopted by additional fleets to improve economic and environmental performance.
By performing these four major activities, this project team will demonstrate the operational and financial viability of class 4-8 EVs in new fleets and new communities.