The Electrification Coalition is excited to release the U.S. Virgin Islands Transportation Electrification Roadmap. Accelerating the electrification of the territory’s transportation system, including public and private fleets and private vehicles, provides multiple benefits for businesses and residents and will enhance the resilience of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Diversifying transportation fuel to include electricity, even under present-day utility costs, can unlock significant cost savings for residents and businesses, improve vehicle reliability and air quality, and create new workforce opportunities.
The Roadmap was created in partnership with the Electrification Coalition, Bloomberg Associates, and Love City Strong with financial support from the Secunda Family Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Development of the Roadmap included engagement with local organizations, businesses, government entities, and the USVI Water and Power Authority.
The Roadmap outlines 23 strategies that will advance three overarching goals:
- Cost-effectively transition GVI fleet vehicles in the near term and deploy supportive charging infrastructure.
- Implement policy, regulatory, and programmatic strategies to support widespread EV adoption and equitable access to the benefits of transportation electrification.
- Align transportation electrification activities with enhanced grid resiliency and stable, affordable electricity rates.