Beginning in 2018, we’re working to make the business case for smart, shared, and sustainable mobility services. The project, led by the City of Seattle and Atlas Public Policy, brings together the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient Mobility Systems program and major industry stakeholders with the cities of Seattle, New York, Portland, and Denver to test different electric, shared mobility interventions.

We aim to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in shared mobility applications and to establish best practices that can be used by others around the United States.

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Beginning in 2018, we’re working to make the business case for smart, shared, and sustainable mobility services. The project, led by the City of Seattle and Atlas Public Policy, brings together the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient Mobility Systems program and major industry stakeholders with the cities of Seattle, New York, Portland, and Denver to test different electric, shared mobility interventions.

We aim to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in shared mobility applications and to establish best practices that can be used by others around the United States.

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What We’re Doing

Seattle, Washington

Strategy: Test whether the deployment of charging infrastructure at prioritized locations, along with supportive outreach and engagement activities, would increase the use of EVs in shared mobility services.

Action: Install 20 new DC fast chargers. Partner with Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition for supportive outreach and engagement. Assess charger usage and for-hire fleet composition.

Key Partners: Seattle City Light, Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition

Living Case Study

New York, New York

Strategy: Provide EVs and supporting charging infrastructure to ride-hailing vehicle fleets.

Action: Deploy EVs for use by for-hire vehicle drivers along with exclusive use of 4-8 new DC fast chargers and 6-10 new L2 chargers.

Key Partners: EVgo, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, NYC DOT, NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission

NYC Fact Sheet

Denver, Colorado

Strategy: Provide EVs directly to ride-hailing drivers and supply charging infrastructure.

Action: Deploy EVs in ride-sharing services program which does not currently offer any EVs in the Denver Metro region. Also install 4-6 DC fast charging stations to exclusively support these EVS.

Key Partners: EVgo, American Lung Association in Colorado

Living Case Study

Portland, Oregon

Strategy: Promote EV use to transportation network company (TNC) drivers coupled with access to free, unlimited charging.

Action: Partner with TNCs to pilot a program that systemically encourages drivers to use an EV. Also create a downtown DC fast charging depot with free unlimited access for TNC EV drivers.

Key Partners: Uber, Portland General Electric, Brink

Living Case Study

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This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the Vehicles Technologies Office Deployment Award Number DE-EE0008261.

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