Nevada State Fleet Electrification Analysis

The Electrification Coalition worked with Atlas Public Policy to analyze a subset of Nevada state fleet vehicles that are up for replacement. Download the full report (PDF).

Key highlights:

  •  Nevada can realize savings even without rebates or grants by electrifying 210 light-duty vehicles and nine medium-duty vehicles, or 92 percent of the vehicles analyzed.
  • Electric vans, SUVs, minivans, sedans, and pickup trucks all offer lower lifetime costs than conventional replacements on average.
  • Electric work trucks and medium-duty pickup trucks do not yet offer as favorable total costs of ownership as conventional vehicles.
  • Plug-in hybrids such as the Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Escape, and Toyota Rav4 can enable cost-effective electrification where viable all-electric vehicles are still limited.
  • In some cases where exact EV replacements are not available, the fleet may benefit from downsizing if a smaller EV can still meet the requirements of the vehicle.
  • In many cases, annual vehicle miles traveled makes or breaks the case for electrification, especially in the case of the Ford eTransit.

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.