International Climate Webinar Series Second Hybrid Workshop on US Clean Mobility by 2035
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THE 2ND WORKSHOP DISCUSSION ON THE PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION AND CLEAN MOBILITY BY 2035 WILL INCLUDE THREE MORE INTERCONNECTED INDUSTRIES IN 2024.
Clean mobility solutions in the United States densely populated urban areas
Recent statistics indicate a steady increase in adopting eco-friendly transportation in the United States, especially in the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sectors. More and more cities and companies are opting for electric fleets, and transit buses, trucks, and school buses are being electrified at a growing rate. In 2019, sales of electric transit buses increased by 37%, while electric truck sales increased by 23%. Moreover, the number of public electric vehicle charging stations in the US has grown from a few thousand in 2011 to over 78,000 in 2020. These figures demonstrate that the country is shifting towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation options.
MHDVs & EVS CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE
UTILITIES AND THE POWER GRID: MHDV ELECTRIFICATION IMPACT
The Private-Public Partnership Role in the Electrification of the United States.
Efforts are being made in the United States to electrify transportation, particularly for electric MHDVs. Initiatives such as the ChargeX Consortium and the EPA’s campaign for cleaner school buses are underway. By 2035, building energy efficiency and IoT technology will be integrated with cleaner transportation. It is crucial to have public-private partnerships to implement these initiatives successfully. The Department of Energy plans to provide up to $7 billion for low-carbon hydrogen hubs. The government is investing in IoT solutions to reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency in intelligent buildings, with the assistance of funding and partnerships with the private sector. According to the US Department of Energy, intelligent buildings have the potential to reduce energy consumption by up to 30%.