Transportation is one the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. But smart transportation solutions are here. A transportation system that has changed little in the past 100 years is undergoing a massive overhaul as we improve technologies and deploy more sustainable and cost-effective ways to transport goods and people.
Black & Veatch is at the forefront of change. A leader in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and energy storage, we’ve been involved from the earliest stages, and are currently deploying the newest technologies.
Our approach aligns in-house site acquisition, engineering, permitting and construction teams to deliver extensive charging, fuelling and communications networks that validate these transformational clean mobility solutions and technologies.
Self-driving cars and trucks are here. Driven by economics, they will continue to grow exponentially in the next two decades. How we deliver goods, the ownership of personal vehicles, ridesharing, public transportation – these all will take new shapes as autonomous vehicles (AVs) accelerate.
Cities, utilities, industry players and policymakers are quickly scaling to deliver on AVs, which promise to be safer, faster, more cost-effective, and cleaner for our health and environment than yesterday’s mobility systems.
Electric Vehicle Charging
A new mobility is taking hold. Electrification is cleaner for our communities, costs less per mile to transport people and goods, and provides greater efficiency and benefits to the grid.
Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is outpacing predictions, and trends point to mass adoption of consumer and commercial electric vehicles within the next two decades.
Hydrogen Filling Stations
The demand for hydrogen fuel stations is increasing as manufacturers release new models of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs), railways, and machinery and materials handling equipment, such as forklift trucks.
Advancing clean, zero-emission transportation, hydrogen fuel cells generate electricity using electrochemical reactions, rather than combustion, so vehicles release no harmful emissions. Fuel-cell powered vehicles have longer run times and refuel faster than electric vehicles take to charge.
A revolution in transportation is transforming how we view the very concept of community. Hyperloop technology, electric and autonomous vehicles powered by energy from the wind and sun, and advanced, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells are redefining how we move people, goods and ideas.
In major metropolitan areas, electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs), are a promising solution to rising traffic, congestion and vehicle emissions challenges. However, the industry needs electric infrastructure that can handle the highly distributed, yet often concentrated, charging volume.
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Lower operating costs, compliance with stringent emissions regulations, and improved driver safety are a few reasons for electrifying buses, delivery vans, and trucks. The time is right. The economic benefits are ready to realize. But, well-informed charging planning is critical for scalable growth and total cost efficiency.Get the eBook
The Self-Driving Future Is Here. Are you Prepared?
Our transportation system is undergoing a revolution. Self-driving vehicles will forever change how we do business, our city landscapes, and quality of life. Autonomous vehicles transport millions of people today, and leading companies are piloting autonomous semi-trucks and delivery vehicles.Get the eBook