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Non-Road Transportation Electrification and Infrastructure Applications

Project Description

The Non-road Transportation Electrification and Infrastructure project supports research and future implementation of a self-sustaining program to encourage market development of non-road electric vehicles. The goal is to provide lasting environmental benefits by supporting the use of clean-emission electric-powered vehicles as an alternative to traditional petroleum-fuel powered vehicles.

Project Implementation

The initial part of this project provides funds for a market assessment of non-road electric vehicles and infrastructure placement in the Tennessee Valley. Possible non-road electric vehicle uses to be studied include, but are not limited to:

• Forklifts (rapid and conventional charge)

• Airport ground-support equipment

• Golf carts

• Truck refrigeration units

• Heavy-duty truck electrification

When completed, results of the market study will be analyzed to define viable markets and to help create appropriate incentives that will encourage adoption of non-road electrified transportation.

After the initial TVA region market assessment is completed and key technologies are identified, the non-road program framework will be developed to support project goals for operational efficiencies.

Project funds may be used to develop a process team that will identify a program facilitator and assess market potential, develop and implement applicable solicitations, develop and establish a program, execute and track the program and its impacts, incentivize market adoption of selected technologies, manage the project and meet all compliance requirements.

Ongoing research in this area will be conducted by TVA in partnership with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to leverage and expand implementation to meet project requirements.

Various technologies and supporting systems – such as purchase, installation and maintenance of supporting charging infrastructure – may be incentivized or funded by this project. Measurement and verification of incentivized technologies will occur through the Jan. 22, 2018, project end date.

Project Milestones Dates*
Develop and issue RFP for market assessment. Evaluate and award market assessment contract 2013
Conduct market assessment to identify technologies and emission reduction potential  2014
Identify incentive program facilitator 2014
Design incentive program(s) 2014
Implement and manage incentive program(s) 2014 – 2017 or until funds are exhausted
Measurement and verification From initial program launch until 2018
Reporting Monthly & semi-annually

* Dates are tentative and subject to change

EPA Agreement Five-Year Budget

No less than $8 million in combination with Medium Duty Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Project.




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