In a recent survey, Gartner found that 65% of decisions being made today are more complex (involving more stakeholders or choices) than they were just two years ago, and the lines between strategic, tactical, and operational decisions are blurring.

One very complex challenge is deciding on the right approach for your company as you navigate the seemingly inevitable pathway to “net zero.” Most of us in the commercial vehicle industry have been watching, sometimes cynically, as EVs have been forced into that decision tree by both regulatory and social commentary.

Commercial EVs And Net Zero

Viewing from the top down, it’s clear that there are three large segment views that either drive or limit EV adoption:

1) The size of the fleet. Larger organizations with larger fleets can afford to experiment more and expect to gain from the social benefits associated with “green branding.”

2) The geography of the fleet. Extreme cold has a detrimental effect on battery performance, and access to charging infrastructure, while growing, is still limited in many (most?) parts of the U.S. and Canada.

3) The intended use of the vehicle. For instance, current EV technology is not suitable for hauling heavy loads over long distances, while urban delivery is a great fit.

Each segment has permutations, which, when combined, create an algorithmic increase in complex choices. The push to “regulate change” has surfaced in real-life issues related to each of those “buckets.”

Effective decision-making today requires up-to-date information, data, and analytics to drive better business outcomes. Although there is definitely a lot of information about EVs and alternative fuel choices, in reality, most of the information being produced has a goal to influence—not genuinely educate. So where can fleets and their stakeholders in the industry find independent and objective information and data? Where do solution seekers and solution providers go to hear how others might be analyzing options?

Exciting Net Zero News has created a new resource center this month called NuPropel. The mission? To curate and provide objective, diverse, and broad information “all about advanced fuel solutions.”

NuPropel is the place industry stakeholders can trust to be both current and neutral. Although sponsors will be selected to help drive growth, they too will be curated and expected to provide value beyond simply “hawking their wares.”

Director of Business Development for, Candy McCollum, explained, “We truly want to help NuPropel visitors to have greater access to trusted net zero information; information that will help them to be more efficient in their research, and to empower them to make better decisions for their fleet’s future, whether they are a fleet of thousands or of three.” plans to add sponsor partners slowly and with great discernment and is proud to feature Mullen as a truly viable solution for a new era of clean, connected commercial vehicles.

In addition to overall advanced fuel-educational information, NuPropel features a checklist for EV adoption readiness, a national charging network link, and new content published regularly.

Founder and Chief Vision Officer of Work Truck Solutions Kathryn Schifferle added, “When we launched in November of 2019 as the first commercial vehicle national marketplace, our long-term commitment was to continue to provide more than a commercial vehicle search platform, with accurate pricing and detailed upfit configurations. We are committed to delivering information, news, and data, and are here to help lead the industry that powers 80% of the U.S. GDP into the net zero future it deserves.”

Work Truck Solutions and are eager to hear feedback and are open to requests for types of information that will help industry stakeholders to be more efficient, and to move us all towards realistic net zero goals. Please send comments and requests to:

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Candy McCollum, BDM,