Transportation

How discounts and incentives for electric vehicles should be improved

By | Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

Our Consumer Campaign Director was invited to speak at the Consumer Federation of America’s (CFA) 56th Annual Consumer Assembly on a panel about consumer protections and climate change.

News Release | Arizona PIRG | Transportation

Phoenix City Council Unanimously Adopts Transportation Electrification Action Plan

Today, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a Transportation Electrification Action Plan that was developed through an Ad Hoc Committee led by Councilwoman Ansari and City Staff. The passage of the Plan, which will save taxpayers money while also improving air quality and public health, was lauded by consumer, clean energy, and public health organizations.

Report | Arizona PIRG Education Fund | Transportation

Ready to Charge

The Ready to Charge fact sheet by the Arizona PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group emphasizes that Arizona needs more charging capacity to support electric vehicle adoption and notes policies that can help promote EV adoption: expand public charging capacity, make EV chargers more accessible by increasing interoperability, and increase the visibility and price transparency of public charging stations.

Report | Arizona PIRG Education Fund | Transportation

Transform Transportation

By rebuilding our transportation system to give more people the option to spend less time in a car, by expanding access to active means of travel such as walking and biking, and by adopting zero-emission electric cars and buses, we can make our transportation safer, healthier, cleaner and more efficient.

News Release | Arizona PIRG Education Fund | Transportation

New Report Proposes Roadmap For How To Transform Arizona’s Transportation Infrastructure

As state and national policymakers seek solutions to improve infrastructure, the Arizona PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group’s new report, Transform Transportation, provides a roadmap the organizations say will “steer Arizona towards transportation options to save consumers money and protect public health”.

Report | Arizona PIRG Education Fund | Transportation

Accelerating the Transition to Electric Buses

Electric utilities have a lot to gain from the large-scale adoption of electric school buses, and could play a major role in supporting the transition. Electric buses can expand and stabilize the grid, provide surplus energy storage, and increase energy demand. By providing discounted rates on electric bus charging and building charging infrastructure, utilities can help speed the adoption of electric buses. Utilities can also support electric buses by investing in infrastructure for bus charging in depots and on routes, helping to finance the upfront purchasing costs of electric buses, and introducing smart charging systems to maximize integration of renewable energy. 

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