Fleet electrification is accelerating at record speed. More companies are realizing the benefits of electrification as infrastructure falls into place, costs decrease, and regulatory changes help propel the industry forward. Costs that were once viewed as too expensive to make real, scalable changes have become a necessary investment for the future of the business. GreenBiz has been tracking the organizations leading the charge on the state of fleet electrification in 2023:
- The City of New York is aggressively deploying electric vehicles: Keith Kerman, chief fleet officer, details how New York is transitioning its municipal vehicles to electric.
- Amazon is solving last-mile delivery emissions with a partnership with Rivian: Tom Chempananical, director of Amazon’s Global Last Mile Fleet, provides GreenBiz with an inside look into one of its Rivian electric delivery vans.
- Schneider National is electrifying its operations, starting in states such as California: Rob Reich, executive vice president, outlines how the company is deploying electric trucks across the Golden State.
- Startups such as Revel and itselectric are focusing on the charging infrastructure to power these vehicles: Frank Reig, CEO and co-founder of Revel, views charging stations as a real estate problem first. And Tiya Gordon, chief operating officer of itselectric, provides an on-site, in-depth look at how the company works with buildings, instead of the city, to pull unused electricity for its charging ports — revolutionizing the EV charging infrastructure model.
To hear more about these companies’ efforts and to gain insights from our GreenBiz analysts, check out the State of Fleet Electrification in 2023.