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Electric Transportation

Our future is moving in one direction.

For 30 years, our company has been a consistent and enthusiastic supporter and promoter of electric transportation (ET). Since 1990, we have assisted a broad spectrum of partners to develop ET and advanced battery technology, as well as test and utilize ET vehicles and infrastructure. 

We are also a national leader in the development of non-road electric transportation. For more than a decade, we have worked successfully to expand the non-road ET market and generate ET-related savings for our customers. For example, the Alabama Port Authority used electric dredging equipment on a six-month dredging project in Mobile, Alabama which generated operational savings. EPRI also estimates that more than 28 tons of pollutant emissions per day were avoided by using electric equipment, rather than diesel equipment, for this project.

We have expanded our ET efforts under the guidance of an Electric Transportation director headquartered in Birmingham. Our expanded team is focused on developing an ET strategy encompassing the broad spectrum of ET-related business, from distribution impact analysis and technology, to sales and pricing strategies, to partnerships with automobile and charging station manufacturers.

In the future, we will continue to be among utility leaders in supporting ET and advanced battery development. The goal: to make Alabama a preferred location for early adopters of ET and, ultimately, one of the first places in the nation where electricity becomes the primary fuel source for transportation.

Electric Vehicles


ET Partners

We are among many utility leaders in ET research and development partnerships. Organizations that have partnered with us include:

  • Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, a Department of Energy Clean Cities Organization
  • Calstart
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
  • Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)
  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • High Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF)
  • Plug In America

ET Technology

We are involved in a broad range of ET research and development. These projects include:

  • Battery testing
  • Integration of electric vehicles into the Smart Grid
  • Vehicle to Grid (V2G) and Vehicle to Home (V2H) research
  • Fast-charge testing
  • Energy storage demonstrations
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) evaluation and testing

Non-Road ET & Technology

We are a leader in the deployment of non-road electric vehicles, equipment and technology. These include:

  • Lift trucks (indoor and outdoor)
  • Seaport dredges and cranes
  • Underground and surface mining material handling
  • Overland conveyors
  • Airport ground-service vehicles
  • Rail electrification
  • Truckstop electrification


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