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Electrification of Medium- And Heavy-Duty Ground Transportation: Status Report

UCD-ITS-RP-21-32

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Suggested Citation:
Fleming, Kelly, Austin Brown, Lewis Fulton, Marshall Miller (2021) Electrification of Medium- And Heavy-Duty Ground Transportation: Status Report. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports 8, 180 - 188

Purpose of Review
The medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sectors are responsible for an outsized portion of greenhouse gas emissions and harmful particulate emissions. Decarbonizing this sector is challenging and extremely necessary. This paper provides an overview of the current and future state of electrifying this sector.
Recent Findings
Recent research has shown that zero-emission vehicles used for medium- and heavy-duty applications are available and cost-saving over their lifetimes. This is especially true for buses and delivery trucks.
Summary
Electrification of the medium- and heavy-duty sector is critical and is possible in the next 2 decades with complementary policies at the federal level in the USA.

Key words: Electric vehicles, Electric trucks, Electric buses, Transportation electrification