Clean Transit Access Program (CTAP) - Electrifying NYC Dollar Vans
Two million New Yorkers live in transit deserts, where informal transit providers all use gas-powered-vehicles, and there are no financial options for fleet electrification in disadvantaged communities. This solution leverages external private capital to multiply reach and scalability. Additionally, Dollaride is working through an existing ecosystem of fleets, drivers, and riders in disadvantaged communities, and enabling them to electrify through access to capital, electric vehicles, infrastructure, and technology.
This project will electrify a fleet of 30 new electric commuter vans, convert up to 20 internal combustion engine (ICE) commuter van vehicles into EVs via retrofits, and provide charging stations for the entire EV fleet. The program will expand from a small area within Jamaica, Queens to multiple neighborhoods throughout Queens and Brooklyn with a potential scope of 600,000 total riders. This program will reduce the carbon emissions of those riders as well as provide clean transportation to folks from the target disadvantaged areas.