New York's Battery Electric Bus Toolkit Is Here

New York's Battery Electric Bus Toolkit Is Here

New York State

New York’s Climate Act sets a series of aggressive electrification goals, including a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050 and achieving 100% zero-emission electricity by 2040. While some New York transit agencies have begun planning and deploying zero-emmissions vehicles, others are not as far along. Nelson\Nygaard and the Rocky Mountain Institute collaborated with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority to develop a step-by-step process for electrification, from identifying the key questions to address to developing a funding and action plan. The toolkit will help agencies just getting started to plan and design their first phase of battery electric bus deployment; it will also serve as a resource for agencies moving towards full scale bus electrification. Throughout the toolkit, transit agency staff can find action steps, guidance, and resources to help agencies address the challenges of converting public transit fleets to cleaner battery electric technology to meet the State’s climate change goals.

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