With a rapidly evolving market environment, the Southeast can seize the opportunity to increase EVs’ share of vehicles on the road. To guide this growth, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy develops reports to examine state policy, as well as regulatory, economic development, investment activity, and opportunities to improve public health, meet climate change goals, and spur economic growth across the Southeast.
ELECTRIFICATION OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE SOUTHEAST:
STATE OF TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT & INVESTMENT IN MANUFACTURING
Transportation electrification is taking hold in the United States across all vehicle types, including consumer vehicles, fleets, electric buses, and trucks. Consumer electric vehicle (EV) sales vary widely by state and region and are consistently most substantial in markets with favorable policies and engaged electric utilities. To explore how Southeast states stack up against each other and the nation, Atlas Public Policy and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) have collaborated on the third annual “Transportation Electrification in the Southeast,” report released in September 2022 and updated in March 2022, which provides a snapshot of the Southeast’s EV market. The report examines state-by-state policy, regulatory, economic development, and investment activity across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
RETAINED TRANSPORTATION FUEL SPENDING IN THE SOUTHEAST:
ELECTRIC VS INTERNAL COMBUSTION VEHICLES
Released in August 2021, “Retained Transportation Fuel Spending in the Southeast: Electric vs. Internal Combustion Vehicles,” developed by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) demonstrates that electrifying transportation could provide an economic boon for Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee. SACE’s analysis highlights the amount consumers spend fueling gas and diesel transportation, how much of that transportation spending remains in each Southeastern state, and what the economic effects would be if all on-road gas and diesel-powered cars, trucks, and buses are replaced with vehicles that drive entirely on electricity.