Non-Road Transportation Electrification and Infrastructure Applications
This project starts by funding a market assessment for non-road electric vehicles and infrastructure placement in the Tennessee Valley. Once a viable market is determined, appropriate incentives will be created and offered through a competitive process to increase the adoption of electrified, non-road transportation assets. An example is an electric fork lift used in commercial distribution facilities that would replace a diesel version. Likely technologies include, but are not limited to:
- Airport ground support equipment.
- Industrial transportation equipment.
- Commercial landscaping equipment.
- Recreational equipment.
- Other high-polluting, non-road equipment.
It is anticipated that a self-sustaining program will be created to continue further market development and provide lasting environmental benefits after the completion of this project.
Project funds will be used to develop a process team, assess market potential, develop and implement applicable solicitations, develop and establish a program and a facilitator, execute and track the program and its impacts, incentivize market adoption of selected technologies, manage the project, and meet all compliance requirements.
It is anticipated that ongoing research in this area with TVA and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will be leveraged and expanded to meet the project requirements. Once a market assessment is complete for the TVA region and key technologies are identified, a non-road program framework will be developed to support project goals for operational efficiencies.
A program facilitator, various technologies and supporting systems — such as a purchase, installation, and maintenance of supporting charging infrastructure — may be incentivized or funded by this project. The characteristics and type of technologies may vary until final numbers are validated through appropriate market research and contractual processes.
|Develop process team and execute market assessment to identify technologies and emission reduction potential||Late 2012 – Late 2013|
|Designate program facilitator||Late 2012 – Late 2013|
|Develop evaluation team and develop projects RFI/RFP||Late 2013 – Spring 2014|
|Publicize and release RFI to solicit interested respondents||Spring/ Summer 2014|
|Evaluate RFI responses||Summer/ Fall 2014|
|Develop and release RFP to potential project partners||Fall 2014|
|Evaluate and award projects||Fall/ Late 2014|
|Develop contractual agreements with selected project teams||Fall 2014 – Fall 2017|
|Implement projects||Fall 2014 – Fall 2017|
|Site visit project validation / use of funds||Ongoing|
|Report to EPA||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 EV Project.