Drive to Zero’s supporting partners have developed valuable case studies, reports, and descriptions of the actions that government and industry around the world are taking to advance the deployment of near-zero and zero-emission commercial vehicles. Where applicable, these resources have been included under policy descriptions and examples to provide easily accessible additional research on a given topic. Please explore these materials from our supporting partners and other leading research institutions and let us know ( about adding new and informative resources.

  • More than two dozen cities have joined C40’s Fossil Fuel Free Streets Declaration that commits to exclusively purchasing zero-emission transit buses from 2025 and to establishing a zero-emissions zone in a major area of a city by 2030. C40 has also developed a searchable database for topics that impact urban sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions. The Knowledge Hub features case studies, implementation guides, and data insights.
  • The Rocky Mountain Institute developed an in-depth case study of Shenzhen’s accelerated deployment of zero-emission logistics vehicles. The report details the diverse incentives that enabled vehicle adoption and identifies the most significant remaining challenges to support the city’s transition to green fleets.
  • The Climate Group has organized a growing collection of forward-thinking companies that are committing to electrify their commercial fleets through large-scale vehicle and infrastructure investments.
  • The International Council on Clean Transportation developed a white paper on the technological developments, total cost of ownership, and emissions impacts of transitioning to zero-emission heavy-duty freight vehicles. The white paper provides an assessment of current and expected factors for several vehicle and fueling types.
  • The International Council on Clean Transportation performed an analysis of the policies and actions that the largest U.S. cities have undertaken to promote light-duty EV growth. The analysis provides an illustrative example of diverse policies and the value of combining multiple incentives. The ICCT performed a similar analysis for the Chinese market, which differs notably from the U.S. analysis due to the sizable registration incentives in China.
  • The World Resources Institute has published separate reports on the global market barriers to electric transit bus adoption and strategies for advancing electric transit bus deployment, including case studies from sixteen markets around the globe.
  • The World Bank published an in-depth 2011 study of the early EV market in China. The report includes a section on commercial vehicle deployments, including innovations in transit bus technology, fleet and utility business models, and infrastructure investments.
  • The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions developed a brief that outlines strategies and considerations for how cities and regions should consider adopting electrified vehicles, including electric school buses and transit buses.
  • C2ES also conducted a survey of some of the largest U.S. retailers and trucking companies to gauge their interests, attitudes, and concerns regarding electric trucks. The survey indicates a willingness to take on ZECVs while needing to explore technological challenges.
  • Atlas Public Policy conducted a multi-variate analysis on total cost of ownership for various types of electric truck platforms. The analysis factored charging availability and types, purchase incentives, fueling and maintenance costs, and other factors to determine that profitability can vary greatly but requires careful planning in all cases.
  • The Union of Concerned Scientists identifies three broad divisions of policies (financial incentives, infrastructure investments, and performance and sales standards) that support the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles, which are assessed as commercially viable.
  • Consultancy Deloitte developed a total cost of ownership analysis for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle applications in the United States, China, and Europe. The analysis finds that total costs may be lower than all-electric vehicles in some locations by 2026 and will outperform all-electric vehicles on a lifecycle basis as renewable energy continues to expand.