GNA to Release Report on State of Sustainable Fleets



Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) is authoring a report on the current and future adoption of clean and advanced vehicles across the U.S. on-road transportation industry. GNA is a clean technology consulting firm and produces the annual Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.

The State of Sustainable Fleets report is a technology-neutral industry resource that examines five fuel and vehicle technologies across eight medium- and heavy-duty transportation sectors. The report will be released on Aug. 11 with a two-part virtual launch event planned to share the report’s findings.

The report will provide insights from on-road vehicle fleets into the current and future adoption of natural gas, propane, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles against a baseline of diesel and gasoline vehicles. The analysis will include public, private and for-hire fleets, including school, municipal/shuttle, urban delivery, refuse, utility, transit, short-haul and long-haul sectors. This report includes insights into vehicle sale trends, anticipated vehicle development timelines, real-world infrastructure and fuel costs, and the growing adoption of renewable fuels.

“The commercial transportation industry is at a critical inflection point. While diesel and gasoline have dominated the industry for decades, we are now approaching a new era where clean and advanced vehicle technologies can compete on performance, range and an overall total cost of ownership — all while delivering significant environmental sustainability benefits,” Erik Neandross, CEO of GNA, said. “Until now, there has not been a comprehensive, technology-neutral look at the adoption of sustainable fleet technologies today and the key trends driving the industry forward. Fleet managers, OEMs, technology providers, energy suppliers and other stakeholders will now have a single resource to help understand the state of these new technologies and evaluate future opportunities for economic and environmental sustainability.”

Sourcing data from interviews and surveys with fleets across the U.S., the report incorporates and references sources of third-party research and data. To provide sector-specific insights into each fuel and technology, the report authors partnered with industry trade associations to contribute forward-looking industry perspectives.

The State of Sustainable Fleets report is produced with support from the report’s title sponsors Daimler Trucks North America, Penske Transportation Solutions, Shell Oil Company and supporting sponsor Exelon Corporation.

Executives from each contributing sponsor will share the report’s findings in the virtual launch event series in partnership with ACT Virtual, a virtual extension of the annual ACT Expo.

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